If I Only Had $10 to Spend… (it would be on wine, of course)

If the only thing I had in my pocket was a $10 bill and I was asked to buy a wine from the local market to take to a casual group gathering, here is what I would pick:

Thorny Rose Red Blend
Soft and well-balanced, this blend of primarily Cabernet and Merlot provides a pleasant mix of black cherry, raspberry and vanilla notes and a semi-dry tannic finish. Priced at Market Street for about $8.

Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay
Although it is normally priced right at $10 (before tax), I have often seen this at multiple stores on sale for $8.99. Consistently crisp and refreshing, this Chard is a value that often is in our fridge.

Familia Zuccardi Santa Julia[+] Torrontes
If you haven’t had an Argentine Torrontes yet, this would be a great one to try. Citrus, apple and peach notes with a dash of spice and a crisp minerality on the finish. Typically priced right at $10, but can be found on a sale that can get you out the door for under $10.

If you only had $10 in your pocket, what wine would you bring home?

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Matt Colo says:

    Thanks for advice. My wife and I just had thorny rose last night ! We are also big fans of trader joes nobile di montepulciano that they bottle themselves. It’s 10.99 plus tax so I guess we’re are cheating but its worth three times that much.

    1. Erik Johnson says:

      Thanks for the Trader Joe’s suggestion, Matt. Now that we have them in Dallas, I will be sure to pick up a bottle.

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