what im drinking

here are some of my favorite wines that I have been drinking for under $50..

1. The Prisoner 2005- Orin Swift Cellars, Napa Valley
$30-40

The Prisoner 2005

The Prisoner 2005

It is a blend of 40% Zinfandel, 24% Syrah, 20% Cabernet, 10% Charbono, 6% Petit Sirah. It is a best of both worlds kind of wine: wild berries, sweet tobacco, and spice. It has an instantaneous fruit forward mouth with ripe blackberries that evolves into a spicy sweet tobacco lingering aftertaste.

2. 2004 Migration Anderson Valley Pinot Noir- Goldeneye
$38-45

Migration 2004

Migration 2004

The low lying coastal fog of the Anderson Valley is the perfect climate to cultivate a perfectly balanced Pinot Noir. It is a rich full bodied, balanced wine with a soft finish. It has a nose of red rose petals, black cherries, plum, and toasted bread. The flavors of black cherries, plum, strawberries and a slight earthiness come through in the mouth. It is made in 100% French Oak however is so subtle can hardly be tasted in the soft finish.

3. 2006 Petite Petit- Michael David Wines
$16-20

Petite Petit 2006

Petite Petit 2006

A very silky and smooth blend of 85% Petite Sirah & 15% Petit Verdot. Starts out with a black cherry and peppermint taste and evolves into a very jammy black current taste with hints of blackberry and vanilla. It has a dry and lingering finish

4. Torrontes 2007- Zolo Wines, Argentina

$8-10

Torrontes 2007

Torrontes 2007

This is one of my favorite white wines and for the price how can you beat it.  It is perfect for a warm day or even if you are just in the mood for white wine.  It is crisp.  It has a citrusy scent that enters your nose the second you pop the cork.  It has a tropical fruit and orange taste that is accented nicely with its acidity and mouth texture.  As typically a red wine drinker this wine from the first sip had me rethinking my white wine biased.  It is unlike any white wine I have tasted before, well with the exception of a Chenin Blanc.  It is best served cold but not too cold because the flavors in the mouth will not properlly open up.

5. 2005 The Epic, Zinfandel- Nadeau Family Vintners

$28

The Epic- Zinfandel

The Epic- Zinfandel


A very large full bodied Zinfandel. It has huge fruit aromas and flavors with some subtle American Oak on the finish. It truly is a fantastic Zin for any occasion.

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~ by tymaripaige on April 13, 2009.

One Response to “what im drinking”

  1. The Pinots from Goldeneye are all amazing. While the Migration is the most affordable, the more expensive ones are sublime. Goldeneye is also Judy’s favorite wine tasting experience on Earth.

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