Discovering Non-Vintage Wines

You may not find a year on these wines, but you will find exceptional value and flavor.

Budget wine pairing

Wines to Match Your Wallet

When it comes to cutting corners, one thing you don't need to forfeit is good wine.

So relax and leave the vintage chart at home. You may not find a year on these wines, but you will find exceptional value and flavor.

  • Bonterra Red (California; $10) Made from a blend of organic grapes, this is juicy with black plum, toasty oak and vanilla.
  • Bonterra White (California; $10) Offers lovely floral, pear and apple aromas, with citrus flavors and a crisp finish.
  • {yellow tail} Sauvignon Blanc (Australia-New Zealand; $8) Brisk lime, lively grapefruit and grassy flavors lead to a crisp and clean finish.
  • Rosenblum Zinfandel Vintner's Cuvée XXXII (California; $10) Pleasant cherry and raspberry fruit pour soft and smooth, with hints of smoke and spice.
  • Sokol Blosser Meditrina 6 (Oregon; $15) Berry fruit is refreshing and medium-bodied. A red blend of Syrah, Zinfandel and Pinot Noir.
  • Candor Merlot Lot 2 (California; $18) Black plum and blackberry fruit in a medium-bodied style, with vanilla flavors on the finish.
  • Barefoot Cellars Moscato (California; $8) Very aromatic with floral and citrus aromas. Sweet, peachy fruit is balanced with mouthwatering acidity.
  • Fess Parker Frontier Red, Lot 101 (California; $12) Robust red and black fruit reveal aromas of peppery spice, licorice and smoke.

Jeffery Lindenmuth is a full-time writer and equal opportunity imbiber, known to enjoy wine, cocktails or beer as the occasion demands. Lindenmuth champions these beverages as a part of our agricultural tradition and culinary culture, rather than just controlled substances, in his writing for Food Arts, Men's Health, MyRecipes.com, Cooking Light and others. 

 

Jeffery Lindenmuth
Aug, 2010
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