Saturday, February 6, 2010

Over 90 Points And Under $20...

My budget is a lot smaller these days for wine but I like to include some of my old standbys who were recent metal winners at the Winemaker Challenge in San Diego last weekend:

Simi 2008 Chardonnay Sonoma County $18.00
Franciscan Estates 2008 Chardonnay Napa Valley $18.00
The least expensive platinum winner at the show was the Cape Peak Collection 2009 Chardonnay, Western Cape, South Africa for $5. The same winery also won a gold medal with a 2009 Syrah Rose at $4.
Just goes to prove that you do not have to spend a fortune to drink good wine.

New Favorite’s all under $20:
Franciscan Merlot 2005
La Crema Monterey Chardonnay 2007
Rodney Strong Knotty Vines Zinfandel 2007
Greg Norman Estates Shiraz/Cabernet 2007
J Russian River Pinot Gris 2007

Bon Appetit and Salud!