17 Stellar Wines Under $100 That Taste Like They’re Worth Much More
You don’t have to spend a small fortune to find some of the world’s most interesting wines. Here are the best bottles to buy without shelling out a Franklin.
There’s no denying the great pleasure of dipping into your wine cellar for a special dinner—a real occasion—and being able to choose among bottles you’ve collected from the greatest producers in the world: Napa Cabernets that have been sheltering there for a few years, inching toward beauty, or Bordeaux or Barolos that have been on that path even longer. But what about the slightly lesser occasions? The Friday night when your taste buds need waking up and you deserve to drink a really interesting bottle, no matter what’s for dinner? I’m here to help. I recently concentrated on wines that would set you back less than $100, and I can report that the world’s your proverbial oyster on this front!
This Cignale blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (90 percent) and Merlot (10 percent) from Castello di Querceto opens with intensely fragrant rose petals and citrus blossoms wafting over dark, briary blackberry aromas. What follows is both vibrant and structured. Red and black fruit flavors are seasoned with orange peel and a balsamic character, with grippy tannins and red earth lingering on the finish.
By Sara L. Schneider | Robb Report
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