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Zugober Belezos Rioja Blanco 2012


Recommendation: A noteworthy white Rioja that’s way under valued.

Winery/Producer: Bodegas Zugober; Lapuebla De Labarca, Spain.

Grape Variety: Macabeo (Viura)

Geographic Region, Appellation: Cosecha, Rioja; Spain.

Vintage: 2012

Price: $16.95 [click to continue…]

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Recommendation: Not Recommended.

Winery/Producer: Rodney Strong Vineyards; Healdsburg, California.

Grape Variety: Zinfandel.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Sonoma County, California.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $16.42 with a 30% mixed six-pack discount. [click to continue…]

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Ruffino Il Ducale Toscana 2012


Recommendation: Good Italian Super Tuscany that’s priced correctly.

Winery/Producer: Bottled by: Ruffino; Pontassieve, Italy.

Grape Variety: Blend: 55% Sangiovese, 25% Syrah and 20% Merlot.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Toccana; Tuscany, Italy.

Vintage: 2012

Price: $16.27 with a 30% mixed 6-pack discount. [click to continue…]

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Da Vinci Delle Venezie Pinot Grigio 2015

Recommendation: Split Decision (see the reviews below)

Winery/Producer: Cantine Leonardo da Vinci; Forli, Italy

Grape Variety: Pinot Grigio

Geographic Region, Appellation: Delle Venezie IGT ; Veneto, Italy.

Vintage: 2015.

Price: $8.99 with a 30% mixed 6-pack discount. [click to continue…]

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Recommendation: A MEMORABLE white blend.

Winery/Producer: Tablas Creek Vineyard; Paso Robles, California.

Grape Variety: Blend: 64% Roussanne, 26% Grenache Blanc and 10% Picpoul Blanc.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Paso Robles, California.

Vintage: 2011

Price: $40.00 [click to continue…]

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Recommendation: Not recommended.

Winery/Producer: Vinted and bottled by Callie Collection; Ceres, California.

Grape Variety: Blend: 84% Pinot Gris, 14% French Colombard and 2% Gewurtzraminer.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Central Coast, California.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $12.99 with a 30% mixed 6-pack discount [click to continue…]

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Pascal Janvier Coteaux Du Loir Blanc 2015


Recommendation: An Excellent Chenin Blanc that’s a super value.

Winery/Producer: Pascal Janvier; Ruillé on Loir, France.

Grape Variety: Chenin Blanc.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Coteaux Du Loir. Loire Valley, France.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $15.30 with a 10% mixed case discount. [click to continue…]

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Recommendation: It’s FANTASTIC New Jersey wine.

Winery/Producer: Mike Beneduce Jr.; Beneduce Vineyards; Pittstown, New Jersey.

Grape Variety: Blaufrankisch.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Hunterdon County, New Jersey.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $28.99 [click to continue…]

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Recommendation: Great Loire Valley Chenin Blanc.

Winery/Producer: Francois Pinon; Vallée de Cousse, France.

Grape Variety: Chenin Blanc.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Loire valley, France.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $20.70 with a 10% mixed case discount. [click to continue…]

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Best Value Wines of 2016

Best Value Wine 2016

Today TastedOnline.com is celebrating it’s fourth anniversary. It was an unusual year for us because we spent almost six months in California and with that geographic change our wine drinking became more West Coast oriented than it’s ever been in the past. And, that wasn’t all bad, we had some great finds with California Rhone blends and Zinfandels we never would have uncovered if we were not living there. It was a good wine drinking year and 2016 provided countless memorable times sharing wine and food with good friends.

Again this year we are changing the presentation format for our year end review. In the list below you will find the best value wines we had in 2016. The list is alpabetical, and includes a wide range of wines from throughout the world and prices between $10 to several hundred dollars. So no matter what your taste or budget you will find some OUTSTANDING wines on our list. We have also identified what we thought were the Best-of-the-Best by setting them in Bold type1…these were the wines we thought stood out and should have special recognition. Our pick for the very best value wine of 2016 was Domaine de Fenouillet Vin de Pays Du Vaucluse 20142. And last but not least, our pick for the best value North Carolina wine was Junius Lindsay Vineyard Syrah Reserve 20103. [click to continue…]

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