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Best Value Wines of 2017

Best Value Wine of 2017

Today TastedOnline.com is celebrating it’s fifth anniversary and it’s been a milestone year. Since we started reviewing wines in January 2013 we have reviewed more than 1,000 wines. In retrospect it’s very interesting for us to see how we have grown in tasting and evaluating wines, evolved preferences for wines we like best and are well on the way to learning how to pair them with food. In response to readers comments and suggestions we made several changes to the review format this year. For example we added: a map showing the vineyard/winery location, a link to the producers website and combined the “he said” “she said” comments into a single review.

As we looked over our reviews completed during the last five years a couple of things jumped out… [click to continue…]

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Henri Perrusset Mâcon-Farges Chardonnay 2015

Synopsis, Our Opinion: WONDERFUL Chardonnay, LOTS of character and an absolute steal for the price.

Producer/Winery: Henri Perrusset; Farges-les-Mâcon, France.

Grape Variety: Chardonnay.

Geographic Appellation: Mâcon-Farges; Burgundy, France.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $19.80 (with a 10% mixed case discount) [click to continue…]

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Synopsis, Our Opinion: Our Turley favorite and we would say it’s the quintessential California Zinfandel.

Producer/Winery: Turley Wine Cellars; Templeton, California.

Grape Variety: Zinfandel.

Geographic Appellation: Paso Robles; Central Coast, California.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $55.00 [click to continue…]

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Magnon Corbières Métisse Rosé 2016

Synopsis, Our Opinion: UNIQUE and OUTSTANDING Languedoc-Roussillon Rosé and we savored every sip!!!

Producer/Winery: Maxime Magnon; Domaine Maxime Magnon; Corbières, France.

Grape Variety: Rosé blend – 40% Carignan, 30% Grenache, 20% Cinsault and 10% Grenache Blanc.

Geographic Appellation: Corbières; Languedoc-Roussillon, France.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $27.00 (with a 10% mixed case discount) [click to continue…]

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Faury Saint Joseph Rouge 2015

Synopsis, Our Opinion: OUTSTANDING Syrah…especially paired with goat stew.

Producer/Winery: Lionel Faury; Domaine Faury; Chavanay, France.

Grape Variety: Syrah.

Geographic Appellation: Saint Joseph; Northern Rhône, France.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $28.80 (with a 10% mixed case discount) [click to continue…]

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Synopsis, Our Opinion: NOTEWORTHY California Pinot Noir.

Producer/Winery: Drake Whitcraft; Whitcraft Winery; Santa barbara, California.

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir.

Geographic Appellation: Santa Barbara County; Central Coast, California.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $36.00 (with a 10% mixed case discount) [click to continue…]

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Synopsis, Our Opinion: Delicious unpretentious red Burgundy that made a salmon dinner special…that’s a wordy way of saying we loved it!!!

Producer/Winery: Bruno Colin Estate; Chassagne-Montrachet, France.

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir.

Geographic Appellation: Chassagne-Montrachet; Burgundy, France.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $45.90 (with a 10% mixed case discount) [click to continue…]

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La Grange de Quatre Sous Le Jeu du Mail 2015

Synopsis, Our Opinion: It easily reached into our EXCELLENT category and gets a strong positive recommendation.

Producer/Winery: Hildegard Horat and Alioune Diop; La Grange de Quatre Sous; Assignan, France.

Grape Variety: White Blend – 55% Viognier and 45% Marsanne.

Geographic Appellation: Vin de Pays d’Oc'; Languedoc-Roussillon, France.

Vintage: 2015

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

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Synopsis, Our Opinion: Delicious Riesling that’s an excellent value.

Producer/Winery: Weingut Eugen Müller; Forst, Germany.

Grape Variety: Riesling.

Geographic Appellation: Pfalz, Germany.

Vintage: 2015

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

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Juan Carlos Sancha Rioja Peña El Gato 2012

Synopsis, Our Opinion: It was an OUTSTANDING Rioja!!!

Producer/Winery: Bodegas Juan Carlos Sancha; Baños de Río Tobía, Spain.

Grape Variety: Grenache.

Geographic Appellation: Rioja, Spain.

Vintage: 2012

Price: $28.00 (with a 10% mixed case discount) [click to continue…]

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