If you’re always seeking out value when you shop for wine, then often times, you can get more bang for your buck choosing blends over varietal wines.  Whether you enjoy white, rosé, or red our tasting panel has a wine for you.  Cheers!

Sokol Blosser “Evolution” #21 White Blend

Grape(s): Semillon, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Müller-Thurgau, Gewürztraminer, Early Muscat,

Muscat-Canelli, Chardonnay

Region: Oregon, USA

Price: 10-15

Tasting Notes:

The nose offers aromas of apricot, nectarine, and mango with hints of citrus blossoms and honey. The palate bursts with peaches, apricots, and guava alongside accents of orange blossoms. Fairly round with a balanced acidity, chicken or seafood Thai dishes will pair nicely.

Rating: 88

LVW 2017 Rose

Grape(s): 49% Grenache, 37% Syrah, & 14% Cinsault

Region: Provence, France

Price: 15-20

Tasting Notes:

Fragrances of peaches, strawberries, white blossoms, and minerals come up on the nose. A sip brings flavors of peach and red berry to the forefront with underlying whispers of minerals and white flowers. A pleasant acidity and balanced fruit make this a very approachable wine.

Rating: 90

Cashmere 2017 Red Wine

Grape(s): 58% Mouredre, 29% Syrah, 13% Grenache,

Region: Paso Robles, Ca

Price: 15-20

Tasting Notes:

A bouquet of cherries, blackberries, plums, and spice rise up from a glass. A sip delivers flavors of plum, black cherry, and bramble berry that flow into expressions of pepper and all-spice. Plush tannins and soft fruit make this a wine to pair with pork soft tacos.

Rating: 89

Hahn 2017 GSM

Grape(s): 65% Grenache, 33% Syrah, & 2% Mourvedre

Region: Central Coast, Ca

Price: 10-15

Tasting Notes:

Expressions of cherries, blackberries and strawberries blend with aromas of bacon, spice, and vanilla on the nose. Jammy fruit comes forth on the palate, with cherry, raspberry, and blackberry flavors coming together among suggestions of pepper, all-spice, and vanilla. With supple tannins and a good balance of fruit and spice, this is a fine value.

Rating: 90