Red Wines                       Price Range                Description

Pinot Noirs

     Clos du Val                                  $30-40                                     I'm kind of take or leave it on Pinot Noirs, but              

     Menage a Trois                           $10-15                                     these ones are very good in their respective

                                                                                                         price ranges.  I need to try more, especially those

Merlots                                                                                             out in Oregon I've heard lots of good things about.

       Markham                                   $25-35

       Clos du Val                                $35-50

       Charles Krug                             $30-40

Cabernet Sauvignons

       Marhkam                                   $30-50

       Clos du Val                                $40-80

       Frog's Leap                               $40

       Stag's Leap                               $50-75

       Charles Krug                             $30-40



      Alamos Malbec                            $8-12                      This red varietal is super light, smooth and innocuous                                                                                                           enough to go with practically anything.  I consider it my house                                                                                             red because it's so cheap and good that I don't need any                                                                                                     special reason to open it.  I usually have at least a couple                                                                                                   bottles on hand.  Every house should have its house wines - let                                                                                           me know yours!

      Grgich Hill Zinfandel                     $40                        I had the 2010 recently and it was delish!  Very distinct, but not                                                                                            intrusive, soft tannins, but with a little bit of peppery notes and a                                                                                          smooth, silky finish.  I'd pair it with a red meat because it is                                                                                                  bold, but not obnoxious.  I savored every sip of it.

      Castillero del Diablo Carmenere     $10-12                This is a great winter red because it's rich and luscious and                                                                                                makes your mouth feel soft and supple.  It's also nice on the                                                                                                wallet.  I would pair it with roasted veggies for play off of each                                                                                              others warm earthiness.  Also would go with dessert because                                                                                              it's got cocoa tones.  

White Wines                    

       Nobillo Sauvignon Blanc                $10-13               This is my house white.  It is so crisp and fresh, solid but not                                                                                               bitter grapefruit notes, hints of vanilla and white pepper and I                                                                                              could sip it all day.  It is perfect for any summer meal - I've                                                                                                  downed it with BBQ, seafood, or even just a warm summer                                                                                                  evening on the porch by itself.

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