Duckhorn Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2017

IMG_3416Duckhorn Website, $30

Vivino Info, $20

Total Wine & More, $18

Wine.com, $25


Aaron:  This was great! Really smooth but crisp and balanced.  I enjoyed the subtle melon and pineapple flavors with what I can only describe as a sunrise (yea…corny I know).  Solid bottle that’s easy to enjoy, especially if you can find for a little discount.  90 points

Teri: This Sauvignon Blac is easy to drink with nice complexity overall and a crisp finish. It carries a nice smell of tropical fruits and lemon. The body of the wine is full with flavors of lime, peach, and some apricot. 90 points. 

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Holiday Wine For Any Budget

Below is a list of our picks for any situation you find yourself in this holiday season. 

The Grab and Go. Limited on time or need to pick up something last minute? These easier to find options are sure to do the trick.

3 Girls Pinot Noir

14 Hands Hot to Trot White Blend 2013

Clos du Bois Rouge 2009

Gnarly Head Old Vine Zin 2014

Layer Cake Shiraz 2010

Mumm Napa Cuvee M

Tobin James Ballistic Zinfandel 2013

Need to Impress. When you’re done ironing your outfit, pick up one of these bottles for a strong first impression.

Apex Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Block 35 2011

Lauren Ashton Cellars Cuvee Estelle 2011

L’Ecole No 41 Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Moss Roxx Ancient Vine Zinfandel 2010

Robert Reynolds Chardonnay 2012 Rocky’s Block

Veuve Cliequot Brut Champagne NV

Shine on a budget. These bottles shine without breaking the bank. Share with good friends, loved ones, or that host that is hard to please.

Butternut Chardonnay 2014

Chloe Chardonnay 2012

Segura Viudas Cava Extra Dry Estate Bottled

Poppy Pinot Noir 2012

Planning something special? Let these bottles complement your special event.

OR par Edmond Thery

Treveri Gewurztaminer Demi-Sec NV

Bring the dessert! Skip the fruitcake and bring something to sip.

Taylor Fladgate 20 Year Tawny Porto

Trader Joes Late Harvest Moscato 2009

Hogue Late Harvest Riesling 2009

Barquette Chardonnay 2015

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Lot 18/The Tasting Room, $17.50/bottle

Vivino Info 

Celler Tracker 


Aaron: I was impressed with this Chardonnay.  The nose was fruity and tropical with pineapple and the flavor was sweet with honey and syrup.  To avoid an overly sweet experience, this wine adds butter and cream with lots of fruit making it easy to drink and easier to enjoy.  91 points

Teri: Very fragrant honeydew smell greats you first followed by the flavors of pear, stone fruit, tropical citrus, and vanilla. Great flavor and very easy to drink with a nice weight and body to the white wine. 90 points 

La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2016

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La Crema Website, $23

Vivino Info

Total Wine & More, $13.79

BevMo, $14.99


Aaron: I continue to enjoy bottles from La Crema.  For reasonable prices, these are consistently solid.  This bottle had guava, cantaloupe, and pretty much any other tropical fruit you can imagine on the nose.  The flavor was buttery and light in flavor with bananas, orange peel, and a slight nuttiness.  Some vanilla countered a light punch on the finish, but this was not harsh in any way.  90 points

Teri: The smell is filled with honey and cream and the match the flavors on the wine. I tasted buttery, creamy vanilla with some mild oak. Extremely easy drinking. It’s not too complex but full of flavor. Easy to find; Keep this one on hand if you like buttery chardonnay. It would also make a good white sangria too. 91 points