Red Wines to Accompany Your Burger, Pizza, Chicken or Steak

The following have been tasted and are all recommended as great values in their respective price ranges to complement your favorite meal:

Martin Ray Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2018 at $22.

Tenuta di Renieri Chianti Classico 2017 at $23. Try with meat pizza.

Rabble Zinfandel Paso Robles Moss Fire Ranch Vineyard 2018 Great label and wine at $24.99.

Rabble Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2018 Another winner at $24.99.

J. Lohr Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles Hilltop Vineyard 2018 Consistently excellent at $29.

Bending Branch Texas Tannat 2018 Dark purple, black fruits – a surprise at $30.

Bending Branch Tempranillo Newsom Vineyards 2017  Plums and cassis at $30.

Argyle Reserve Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2018 Excellent with any chicken dish at $40.

Paraduxx Proprietary Red Wine Napa Valley 2018  Excellent blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Zinfandel, 10% Petit Verdot, 6% Petite Sirah, 6% Syrah, 4% Cabernet Franc and 3% Malbec at $50.

Rodney Strong Symmetry Alexander Valley 2016 Extra bottle aged at the winery before release at $55.

Paraduxx Candlestick Red Wine Napa Valley 2017 An attractive blend of Syrah and Grenache at $60.

Chateau Haut-Bages Liberal Pauillac Grand Cru Classé 2018  Excellent with Beef tenderloin at $60.

Ladera Pinot Noir Pillow Road Vineyard 2018 Aged in 70% new French oak for 15 months. Perfect with chicken pot pie at $65.

Migration Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Dutton Ranch 2018  Features a lovely fruit, weight and texture at $70.

Migration Pinot Noir St. Rita Hills Drum Canyon Vineyard 2018 Enchanting at  $70.

Calera Pinot Noir Mt. Harlan Mills Vineyard 2017 A knock-out with a vineyard elevation of 2,200’ at $75.

Hamel Family Wines Isthmus Sonoma Valley 2017 Interesting Chateau Figaec look-alike at $80.

Sea Smoke TEN Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills 2018 Serve with roasted chicken and for all great Pinots, must use a Pinot Noir glass for enhancement of flavors and taste at $80.

Paraduxx Red Wine  Napa Valley Rector Creek Vineyard 2017 Gorgeous blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel – almost a patented blend from the Duckhorn stable of wines at $85.

Goldeneye Pinot Noir The Narrows Vineyard 2018  Rich, intense, alluring dark fruit flavors at $88.

Acumen Peak Cabernet Sauvignon Ecdora Vineyard 2016 Chocolate-covered cherries and sweet tobacco at $165.

Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2017 A perennial “Napa First Growth” at $225.