Category Archives: Other Wines from Around the World

Big, Full-Bodied California Chardonnay Delivers Plenty for the Price

Harken Wines 2014 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay (about $15) – If you enjoy a big, bold Chardonnay with plenty of flavor and full-bodied characteristics, this current release from Harken Wines in California will most certainly deliver the goods. Ripe Golden Delicious apple and pear dominate the fruit flavor profile, with a creamy, round, lingering finish with […]

Here’s an Excellent, Value-Priced Sangiovese

Di Majo Norante 2014 Sangiovese (about $11) – Looking for a solid, easy-to-drink Sangiovese at a reasonable price? This flavorful Italian stunner will fit the bill and make you think you’re drinking something twice the price. Amazingly complex aromatics and flavors highlight this overachieving red wine, beginning with an earthy/floral nose that also displays hints […]

This Delicious Pinot Grigio Also Pairs Well With Food

La Fiera 2015 Pinot Grigio (about $9) – Three things to know about this wine: first, it’s tasty, expressive and a pleasure to drink; second, it pairs well with a variety of foods; third, it’s value-priced at under $10 a bottle. Score! Sourced from Italy’s Veneto region, this refreshing white wine is filled with crisp […]

Leviathan Wines’ 2012 Red Will Make You Think While Putting a Smile on Your Face

Leviathan Wines 2012 Red (about $48) – This four-varietal blend from Napa Valley may cause you to contemplate the wine inside the bottle – with its complexity, power and taste – as well as the bottle itself. Fragrant plum aromas lead off, with dark fruits of cassis and blueberry on the palate, sturdy tannins, and […]

Barinas 2014 Monastrell Seleccion is a Spanish Gem

From Spain’s Jumilla region, this stunning red wine should be on your must-try list of reasonably priced European wines. Made from 100-percent Monastrell (the Spanish equivalent of France’s Mourvedre grape), this particular vintage from the Barinas winery is filled with beautiful blackberry and violet aromatics, plenty of jammy berry fruits on the palate and hints […]