While Portugal is known primarily for making Port, the country also makes table wines. This red from the Douro region (perhaps the best source for dry Portuguese wines) has more finesse than most Portuguese dry reds. Very fresh, showing black currant and
Subtle, tight and flinty in character, with a well-focused range of mouthwatering green apple flavors that finish crisp and refreshing. Ready now, it makes a nice summertime quaff, and the modest price invites you to imbibe freely. 40,000 cases made.
Here's another value-oriented bottling of California's best-known white varietal. Delicate, with pleasant, crisp apple and pear flavors and a firm, refreshing finish, this is a lovely bottle of Chardonnay at a more than reasonable price. Drink now. 150,00
Not all Bordeaux are expensive these days -- here's a big and rich white Bordeaux at an un-Bordeaux-like price. It's medium- to full-bodied, boasting lots of toasted oak character culminating in a delicious nutty, toasty, fruity aftertaste. Drink now. 20,
While Portugal is known primarily for making Port, table wines are also made there. Though they are less popular and far less consistent in quality, there are some good ones to be found -- especially from the Douro region. This one is a brawny red, showin