Fess Parker Marcella’s is a bright, fresh white-wine blend with flavors and aromas of peach and green apple that’s perfect for drinking during the warmer months.
Domaine Bousquet Chardonnay is a refreshing wine that is well suited for sipping with appetizers or with a meal of grilled fish or chicken on a warm evening.
Josh Rosé is a gateway wine, perfect for breaking away from cold-weather reds on the way to the lighter wines of summer.
Moulin de Gassac Guilhem Red, a soft, delicate wine with flavors and aromas of berries and spice, is produced by one of the most celebrated family-owned wineries in France.
Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay has stayed on the top of the U.S. sales charts every year since it was introduced in 1983, but it’s not the same white wine that hit the market 36 years ago.
Bonterra Cabernet Sauvignon is not only a very fine, complex red wine with nuanced flavors and aromas, but it’s also made from grapes that are grown organically, a true bonus.
Winemakers often will add oak chips, oak powder or oak staves to wine aging in stainless steel casks. As a rule, I’m not a fan of these methods — it seems like cheating.
The 2016 A to Z Oregon Chardonnay is a well-balanced unoaked, versatile white wine that’s good to drink by the fire in winter and on the porch on summer evenings.
Started in 2002, Bodegas Naia had a straightforward purpose: making high quality white wines using grapes from old, indigenous Verdejo vines. The experiment worked. The winery has succeeded in making some of the best Verdejo in the world, and its affordable Naia is no exception.
The reasonably-priced Farmhouse red first came to my attention because it was made by a family-owned California producer known for quality wines.