Have you tried any new wines lately? I’m always on the hunt for a great bottle. In this article, I share several selections that are new to me, plus a standing favorite – all at various price points. Cheers, friends!
Nicholas Cabernet Sauvignon
I consider this French wine an every day wine. I’ve seen Nicolas Cabernet Sauvignon on sale at my local wine store on sale for $7.99 and picked up several bottles. The taste is superior for its price. You’ll notice a deep purple color, and it’s a light, smooth taste with raspberry and cherry on the nose. I’ve already paired a glass of this Cab with pizza, pasta and steak.
Lifevine Organic Wines
While I’m a big fan of wine, I actually haven’t tried any organic wine until now. Lifevine Wine just changed that for me (thanks to them for the sample!).
Lifevine’s wines are made with organic grapes and are sugar free and pesticide free. In fact, they’re the ONLY Certified Pesticide Free wines in America.
I loved their Chardonnay – driven by fruit and oak flavors. We paired this with a halibut and steamed veggies. I can’t wait to pick up their Cab Sauv and Pinot Noir next! Each bottle is priced at $18 and is available for purchase on their website and select stores. Let us know your experience with organic wines in the comments section below- we’d love to hear it!
I’ve been a fan of Duckhorn wines, and its sister brand Decoy, for years and was surpised to come across the Decoy Limited at the store recently. The Decoy lineup is more of an everyday wine, ranging from $20-25 (versus the $100+ Duckhorn labels). Their new Decoy Limited Cabernet Sauvignon is a smooth blend of 90% Cab and 10% Merlot. Enjoy aromas of dark fruits and herbs with tasty blackberry notes. We sipped on this wine with grilled steak and potatoes.
Bella Glos Clark and Telephone Pinot Noir
Pronounced BELL GLOSS, this wine honors the owner/winemaker’s grandmother, Lorna Belle Glos Wagner. Lorna was a co-founder of Caymus Vineyards and an avid lover of Pinot Noir. The Belle Glos Clark and Telephone Pinot Noir is by one of my favorties in the $50-$55 range. We ordered this recently for a special occassion, and the flavor did not disappoint. This bold flavored wine features plenty of red fruit aromas likecherry, cranberry and raspberry and shows a deep ruby red color. The top half of the bottle is covered with wax which makes for an interesting look!
Darioush Cabernet Sauvignon
I visited the Darioush wineary a couple years ago and fell in love. Founder Darioush Khaledi followed his father’s footsteps in the winemaking industry, and his father was inspired by wine culture in the literary city of Shiraz – in modern day Iran – and the ancient city of Persepolis. Their wineary in Napa features the structures from Persepolis and is quite stunning.
This is definitely a special occasion wine for me – with the $112 price tag on the Cab. This full-bodied wine brings out cherry and black current aromas. Use a decanter to really allow the wine to breathe before you start sipping. I have another bottle of Darioush Cab I’m hanging onto for Persian New Year (celebrated on the first of spring) coming up in a few weeks!