Call me crazy! But this strikes me as betting on certain horses without knowing who is running that day. Or maybe crazier.
What the heck. Here goes with my top picks based upon a review of past offerings at http://www.wtso.com.
If red wine is your thing….you are in luck.
Most Marathon sales lean heavily toward red wine in general. Cheapskate Marathons are no exception.
So look for Pinot Noirs, Rhone blends, Chianti, Zins and the occasional Cab.
Or else, look to Bordeaux and Rioja for reds from either 2014 or 2015.
Given a choice, go with 2015.
Since I’m just guessing what might be offered, I sincerely hope the following red, a great conversational item shows up:
15 Funckenhausen La Espera Premium San Rafael Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza Argentina, $11.99.
It is a solid wine and who can resist serving a Funchen wine to your BFFs. Best Funchen Friends Forever!
Back to the list of suggestions…
‘15 Eola Hills Pinot Noir Reserve, Willamette Valley, $19.99
13 Scheid Vineyard Pinot Noir, Monterey, $14.99
13 Ladera Pinot Noir, Russian River, Pillow Road, $19.99
13 Waterbrook Cabernet Sauvignon Icon Reserve Columbia Valley, $14.99
14 Haynes Family Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, $19.99
‘14 Scott Harvey Winemaker’s Reserve Amador County Zinfandel, $14.99
‘15 Funckenhausen La Espera Premium San Rafael Cabernet Sauvignon Mendoza Argentina, $11.99
‘13 Ribera del Duero La Hormiga de Antidoto, $19.99
‘11 Castellani Chianti Classico Riserva Estate Vigneti di Campomaggio $16.99
‘14 Château Hyot Reserve, Côtes de Bordeaux, $13.99
‘14 Château Haut Bertinerie, Elegance, Côtes de Bordeaux, $13.99
‘15 Farjon Ventoux Rouge, Ventoux $11.99
‘15 Saumur Champigny, Domaine de la Paleine, $16.99
‘14 Chateau Haut Rocher, St Emilion, $19.99
15 Morgon, Cru Beaujolais, Lardy, $17.99
And now, for some white wine suggestions:
‘14 Boedeker Cellars Chardonnay, Willamette Valley, $14.99
‘15 Robert Young Chardonnay, Alexander Valley, $19.99
‘14 Bernardus Chardonnay, Santa Lucia, $18.99
‘14 Neyers Chardonnay, Carneros, $18.99
‘13 Iron Horse Chardonnay, Estate, $16.99
‘15 Bernard Reverdy Sancerre, $17.99
‘15 Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc Domaine Raimbault Les Belles Cotes $18.99
For more, see www.bestonlinewineshopping.com