“Which wine do you recommend?”
All of these wines are quality wines I would enjoy drinking and sharing with family and friends. They are at attractive price points, also referred to as wines having “Great QPR” *(Quality-Price Ratio). If you purchase any of these wines, I invite you to share your experience in the comment section of the related post or on my Facebook page.
These wines are listed alphabetically by Winery Name.
Orange Muscat $17, Reviewed February 14, 2012. A true treat, but not too sweet.
Charles & Charles
2012 Rosé $9.48, Reviewed April 18, 2013. This was a dry, lively, fruity wine.
Chateau St. Michelle
2010 Sauvignon Blanc Horse Heaven Vineyard $15 - $18, Reviewed March 4, 2012. My friends are thanking me for this recommendation. Vibrant on the tongue, exciting wine.
2009 Two Vines Cabernet Sauvignon $7.50, Reviewed March 23, 2012. Great QPR, the longer it is open, the better it tastes.
Waldeaux Smithie $16, Reviewed March 6, 2012. Best food wine out there. Leftovers are perfect for sipping the next day.
Giant Wine Company
the ghost in the machine Columbia Valley Red Wine 2010, $9.69, Reviewed September 14, 2012. This is a big “bang for the buck” Washington red wine made by two talented Washington winemakers. Perfect for experienced palates and those new to Washington red wine, this is a buy me drink me wine.
Macon Lugny Les Charmes 2010 Chardonnay, France $15, Reviewed April 19, 2012. Refreshing and tasty. Better than the 2009.
2010 Poet's Leap Riesling Columbia Valley $19, Reviewed December 4, 2012. This wine reminded me of polished steel. It was crisp, bright with wonderful minerality. It was not austere, it was tantalizing. Wow!
2010 Winemaker's Red $13-$15, Reviewed August 9, 2012. An unexpected treat.
2008 Syrah Horse Heaven Hills $15, Reviewed February 8, 2013. A lot of fantastic Syrah goodness packed in this affordable bottle. A real treat to drink.
2010 Viognier $16, Reviewed 26 April 2013. Almost an elegant wine. Outstanding wine for chilling with friends or getting the party started; well suited for food too.
Medalla Real, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2008, from the Maipo Valley $18, Reviewed March 22, 2012. This wine from Chile blew me away! After 2 hours it just killed. Go find it.
Southard 2010 Sugar Loaf Vineyard Yakima Valley Red Wine $20, Reviewed January 22, 2013. This elegant wine blew me away. An amazing value at $20 suggested retail. This wine may be hard to track down, but well worth the effort. You can always contact the winery direct.
*QPR is a designation for rating wine based on the ratio of its quality and its price. The higher quality and less expensive price a wine has, the better the ratio. Also referred to as “Best Bang for the Buck”.