I love red wine but will not profess to being any kind of expert on the subject. My 78-year old Father loves red wine but I think his reasons are simple as well. The taste, the buzz, and the…buzz. I can never taste the oak and blackberry flavors or the chocolate finishes but I do know a decent red wine when I taste one. And most of my choices are below the $15 threshold.
Here are a few:
- Ca’del Solo Big House Red – from the Bonny Doon vineyards in Santa Cruz CA, I was introduced to the wine by my best bud in San Francisco. Easy drinking and about $10-11 a bottle.
- Primus – a blend of Carmenère, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. From Chile, it’s $15 and delicious.
- Limestone Coast Cabernet Merlot – From Greg Norman Estates, another blend (I like ’em) that is easy to drink (I like easy) and about $11 a bottle.
- Gato Negro Cabernet Merlot – the Wine Slob didn’t care for it but for $6 a bottle it’s pretty darn good. From the Viña San Pedro S.A. winery in Chile.
There’s many more I like but I’ll wait until I’m a little more refined in my tastes.