Sunday, August 2, 2015
I received a request via email to share some picks for the best wines available on Wine.com for shipment to New Hampshire. Wine.com inventory and pricing varies by state because they're individually licensed as a retailer in each state and therefore buy wine for shipment in each state from distributors in that state.
These suggested are pointed at someone who enjoyed bolder, fruit forward wines with density and luscious appeal. I tend to gravitate toward that style myself, so this was a fun experience.
Here's 10 wines I'd recommend, and why:
- 2012 Evening Land Seven Springs Pinot Noir
2012 Oregon Pinot Noir is tremendous, and with a 96WS here and ~30% off the $53.99 price drops down nicely below the $50 release price. Worth a splurge from this very well regarded producer.
- 2013 Sojourn Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
This has been a very reliable bottling for me over the years. I love Sojourn's style. Hits the spot when I'm looking for the flavor profile of Pinot Noir but don't want to get into heavier varietals. Kind of a poor man's Kosta Browne. Try this, then if you like it get on their mailing list for very favorable terms (free shipping on 6, 10% off on 12).
- 2013 Belle Glos Dairyman
Just delicious. A newer vineyard for them, but I've enjoyed it tremendously. They poured this by the glass at The Capital Grille as part of a great Wagyu burger and glass of wine promo. Definitely big and bold - like all the Belle Glos Pinots.
- 2011 Losada Bierzo
Had this on a flight back from Italy last summer on Lufthansa. I couldn't get enough of it. Surprisingly hard to find here in Massachusetts. Bierzo is definitely an area of interest of mine.
- 2013 Meiomi
We all know this one. $19.99 before ~30% off. No brainer. Always have some of these on hand.
- 2011 La Atalaya
Good price on this one from the Gil Family Estates. A slightly upper quality bottling (as compared to their "Laya" which you'll also see around).
- 2014 Honig Sauvignon Blanc
Can't go wrong with this wine, vintage after vintage. I actually like it more than their upper-end Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc bottling. Crisp, fruity, and satisfying.
- 2012 Juan Gil
Best sub-$15 wine I've ever found. Give it some air, even though you'd think a wine at this price point is a pop and pour kind of thing.
- Jeio Prosecco Brut Rose
Love this stuff. Just bought a 6-pack of it. $1 cheaper in NH than in MA.
- 2013 Tarima Monastrell
$9.99 before discount. Not sure about this particular vintage. Parker has gone nuts for this. Discovered at The Capital Grille as well.
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