great wines for under $10
are 10 wines (all wonderful) that are affordable and will fit in at any gathering.
Best of all, they're readily available.
possible, I've provided ratings from Wine
Spectator, Wine Enthusiast
Grapevine magazine. Points are given out of a possible 100.
listed prices at various retail locations in Palm Beach county, but bottles can
vary by several dollars at different places. Call around to find the best price.
print out this list, highlight the text and click on FILE, PRINT, SELECTION, OK.
a great e-book called Outstanding Wines Under $15 (PDF
format), right-click on the link below and choose Save Target As.
Wines Under $15
reading below. . .
great wines for under $10:
2001 Muscadet de Serve et Maine by Sauvignon and Fils: This French White is
filled with lemon and apple flavors. It's a nice appetizer wine and also goes
well with seafood. 87 points; Wine Spectator. $8.50.
2001 Riesling by Covey Run (Washington State) -Well-balanced with sweetness
and acidity, this medium-bodied wine has aromas of peaches, nectarines and honeysuckle.
It would pair well with a spicy appetizer or mild cheeses, or even Thai cuisine.
3. 2000 Sauvignon
Blanc by Callaway -This California white is crisp, clean, and medium to full-bodied.
Well- balanced with citrus and melon flavors, it has a clean finish and elegant
aftertaste Would work well with cheese appetizers or with a salad course. 90 points;
California Grapevine. $6.99.
2000 Sonoma County Chardonnay by Gallo of Sonoma - Gallo makes some great
value wines. This chardonnay shows a richness with citrus, tangerine, nectarine
and pear-laced flavors. A nice sipping wine but also would go well with chicken
or salmon. $7.99
2001 Rose by Vega Sindoa (Spain) -A blend of Cabernet and Garnasha grapes,
this medium-bodied wine is a light salmon color with cherry-like fruit. This rose
works well with a salad course (use fruit vinaigrette dressing) and barbecued
chicken, pork or beef 88 points; Wine Enthusiast. $6.99.
2001 Shiraz-Cabernet by Rosemount (South Eastern Australia) - With flavors
of blackberry, cherry and aniseed, this wine has a nice polished finish. Hearty
cheeses like blue or sharp cheddar would go well with this. For a main course,
it would work nicely with beef, duck or lamb. 86 points; Wine Spectator. $9.
2000 Gotim Bru by Castel Remel (Spain) -This full-bodied wine is sweet and
rich in texture. It has a wonderful balance of black currants, licorice with a
nose of cedar and earthiness. Very versatile, this is a nice sipping wine but
would also go well with beef or pork dishes. 92 points; Wine Enthusiast. $9.99.
2000 Merlot by Bogle (California) - Plums and cherries with compliments of
spicy oak balance this merlot. This will go well with pastas that have light tomato
sauces or hearty meat dishes. 86 points; Wine Spectator. $9.
2000 Pinot Noir by Meridian (Santa Barbara)- The black cherry, vanilla and
pepper blend together to balance this soft and supple wine, but still give it
a spicy finish. If would pair nicely with grilled lamb or pork. $8.50.
2000 Red Bull Zinfandel by Rancho Zabaco (California): Dark plum in color,
this medium to full-bodied zinfandel has aromas of black fruits, pepper and spice
- and a long, lush finish. Great with Italian, Southwestern or barbecue foods.