Great Value White, Rosé and Red Wines

There are great values in all price ranges. After tasting through over 200 wines in the last few months, the following are all highly recommended:


Pine Ridge Viognier/Chenin Blanc California 2019
at $11.99

District 7 Estate Grown Chardonnay Monterey 2019
From certified sustainable vineyards at $17.95

Upshot White Wine Blend 2019
From Rodney Strong.  Very cool label at $19.99

Scheid Estate Grown Sauvignon Blanc Monterey 2020
Winery powered by 100% sustainable wind energy at $22

Rodney Strong Chardonnay Sonoma County Chalk Hill Vineyard 2018
Ripe peaches and pears at $25

Quinta da Fonte Souto Branco (Portugal) 2019
75% Arinto, 25% Verdelho at $25

Panther Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2017
From the Hess Family at $35

Migration Chardonnay  Sonoma Coast 2018
Aged in 100% French Oak 35% new) at $35

Ladera Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2019
Try with beet and goat cheese salad at $36


Corvo Rosa Rosé (Sicily)
at $9.99

Brilla Prosecco Rosé
Beautiful bottle and striking label at $14.99

Valdo Marca Oro Prosecco Rosé
Glera and Pinot Noir at $14.99

Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Sparkling Rosé Western Cape
Succulent fruit flavor at $18.99

Hampton Water Languedoc Rosé 2019
From Jon Bon Jovi and son.  Excellent at $19.99

Diora La Belle Fete Rosé of Pinot Noir Monterey 2020
Added Grenache for a hint of strawberry and Chardonnay for depth and complexity at $20


E. Guigal Cotes-du-Rhone 2017 at $15 Oberon Merlot Napa Valley 2019
Added spice and acidity from a touch of Syrah and Zinfandel at $23

Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2018
24 months in 50% new French Oak and from Hillside Vineyards at $25

Rodney Strong Old Vine Zinfandel Sonoma County 2018
18 months in 40% new French Oak at $25

Sosie Red Blend Sonoma County Cavedale Vineyard 2017
Surprising new find at $45

Migration Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Running Creek Vineyard 2018
Black cherries, plums and grilled mushrooms. Excellent balance of all components at $70

Paraduxx Red Wine Napa Valley Rector Creek Vineyard 2017
One of best blends of Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel ever. Perfect with beef tenderloin covered with sauteed onions, red peppers and mushrooms at $85

Goldeneye Pinot Noir Gowan Creek Vineyard 2017
Aged 16 months in French oak (60% new). Lucious with dark cherry and earth flavors at $86

Paraduxx X2 Estate Red Wine  Napa Valley 2017
The best of the best from Paraduxx, valued member of the Duckhorn stable at $105

Brandlin Henry’s Keep Proprietary Red Wine Napa Valley Mt. Veeder 2018
Long growing season, very low yields, lovely, concentrated, delicious at $115

Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley Three Palms Vineyard 2018
In 2017, the 2014 bottling was named the best wine in the world in the Wine Spectator Top 100. 2018 is arguably an even better vintage at $115

Duckhorn The Discussion Napa Valley 2017
The best of the best of the Duckhorn empire (which is now worth over a billion dollars). Hitting on all cylinders. Fabulous at $155   

Cheers – on a budget!