This is as much a question as a statement.
Recently by sheer luck we stumbled on Red Truck. They make a red California Table Wine that costs about $9 a bottle and is really pleasant. I will refrain from attempted to describe it with snobby wine words as I will only make a fool of myself. Let’s just say it’s extremely nice. It’s a blend of Syrah, Petite Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Mourvedre. I believe those are all varieties of grape. Which shows you my level of sophistication.
We also like Chateau St Michelle Riesling, which is now up to about $11 although I’m sure we first bought it at $9. And Villa Maria Riesling which is $11 or $12. These are not sweet as Riesling goes – sometimes you try a new Riesling and it’s like shoving your face in a sugar bowl. These two have nice flavor and consistency.
The question is … got any tasty, cheap wines to suggest?
Skip the Cabernet Sauvignons – heartburn, alas. Pinot Noir is the preferred family red. I am excited to try the Red Truck pinot noir. Did I really just write that?