Looking for delicious, serious Merlot at an amazing price, then www.invino.com is selling the 2013 Esterlina Merlot Cole Ranch for $14.95.
This website recently bought the entire bottled inventory of Esterlina. This 2013 Merlot is from the cool, high elevation Cole Ranch site in Mendocino and consequently is a well-knit age-worthy version, not an over-ripe fruit-bomb. Original price was $45.
Chardonnay lovers should head directly to http://www.wiredforwine.com
which has the fantastic 2014 Nyers Chardonnay, Carneros District.You
rarely see this wines online, and the price is $19.97. That’s a real deal.
Oregon Pinot Noir Bargain
Best suggestion for exploring the much talked about 2014 Pinot Noirs from Oregon without spending way too much is to look at www.northwest-wine.com.
One of the best deals going these day is the 2014 Arterberry Maresh Pinot, Dundee Hills. Price is $24.95 a bottle.
All Purpose Malbec
Looking for a great value red wine to enjoy as your personal house wine, then shop Argentinian Malbecs at www.wine.com. My favorite is the 2015 Amalaya Malbec ($13.99). It is richer and more exciting than most, thanks to a dollop of Tannat and Syrah.
The 2015 Trivento Reserva Malbec ($10.00) offers more typical character, if you prefer to play it safe.
Curious about Cult Wines
Two remarkable cult wines are offered by http://www.vivino.com. The first is the 2013 Hanzell Chardonnay, the true Chardonnay pioneer in California. For a little history, Hanzell was the first boutique, cult winery and served as the model. Limited quantities are offered at $54.99 a bottle.
A newer cult winery, Napa Valley’s Alpha Omega, is also featured at vivino. The 2011 Napa Valley Cabernet is yours to try at $69.99. Yes, that’s a discounted price…get over it!