Our Top 10 Wines For 2017

1.) Pinot Noir

  • The Pinot Project
  • 2015
  • Price point: $12-$15
  • Why we like it: Light and refreshing.
  • When to have it: Winter nights.
  • With what: Sushi or veggie pasta.

2.) Pinot Grigio

  • Santa Silvana
  • 2015
  • Price point: $13-$15
  • Why we like it: Crisp and mildly sweet.
  • When to have it: Summer nights.
  • With what: Sausage (or veggie sausage) and peppers.

3.) Cabernet

  • Josh
  • 2013
  • Price point: $17-$20
  • Why we like it: Mild heavy and flavors of chocolate. 
  • When to have it: A cool night.
  • With what: We enjoy having it with any Mediterranean dish. It’s best to have this on a Sunday night…open the bottle in the afternoon so it has time to breathe.

4.) Sauvignon blanc

  • Mussel Bay
  • 2015
  • Price point: $11-$14
  • Why we like it: Mildly sweet and not too grapefruit or grape-like.  That’s one thing we don’t like about Sauv-b’s. Too much of a grape taste.
  • When to have it: Any time of the day or night. Seriously, this is our favorite wine to relax with and it will bring joys to your life as well.
  • With what: Any type of veggie dish.

5.) Red Blend

  • Phantom by Bogel
  • 2013
  • Price point: $17-$20
  • Why we like it: Heavy and bold.
  • When to have it: A cold winter’s night, particularly around holiday time and unwind with it by the fireplace.
  • With what: Spicy Mexican food.   

6.) Champagne

  • Veuve Clicquot Brut
  • Price Point: $38.99-$45 **Ok, this is a splurge but it’s the only one that made our list
  • Why we like it: More Prosecco-like than Champagne. This is a classy bottle.
  • When to have it: If you really want to impress your co-workers, bring it in when celebrating an office event. Or use as a gift.
  • With what: It’s best to have this pre-wine/dinner.

7.) Prosecco

  • La Marca
  • Price point: $13-16
  • Why we like it: Very light and easy going.  
  • When to have it: Pre-dinner as a happy hour drink so stick to weekends.
  • With what: It’s great with cheese (brie and gouda). 

8.) Chardonnay

  • Simi
  • 2014
  • Price point: $18-$40
  • Why we like it: Buttery and deep flavors.  Not too oaky.  
  • When to have it: Any night of the week during the summer.
  • With what: Fish tacos. 

9.) Merlot

  • Robert Mondavi
  • 2014
  • Price point: $23-$25
  • Why we like it: Hints of chocolate.  
  • When to have it: Weekend night while out to dinner.
  • With what: Cuban food (rice, beans, and plantains). 

10.) Rose

  • Les Portes de Bordeaux
  • 2014
  • Price point: $7-$9
  • Why we like it: Summer water in a bottle.  Really nice and dry. 
  • When to have it: Weeknight in the spring or summer.
  • With what: Cheese or a seasonal summer salad. 

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