Saturday, July 8, 2017

Great California Values - Best buys!

2015 Belle Ambiance California Chardonnay....$5.99
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This is not an attention-getter, but a mild-mannered, reasonably balanced wine that will happily pair with dishes ranging from seafood to roast chicken. It has faint apple and vanilla aromas, mild apple and lemon flavors, and a lingering, lightly spicy finish. Best Buy!

Rated 88/100 The Wine Enthusiast

2015 Belle Ambiance California Cabernet Sauvignon....$5.99
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Bright, light oak shadings dress up this medium-bodied wine, complementing the red cherry and strawberry flavors. It's fresh, fruity and not very tannic—easy to drink and enjoy.   Best Buy!
Rated 86/100 The Wine Enthusiast

2015 Belle Ambiance California Pinot Noir...$5.99
Next lowest price on line is $6.97 at Total Wine and More
The grapes for Belle Ambiance Pinot Noir were picked during the cool, early morning hours.  Lose yourself in the alluring aromas of cherry, plum and cocoa before indulging in the soft, elegant flavors of sweet fruit and toasty oak as they dance across your palate. From the soft tannins to the balanced acidity and clean, fruit-filled finish, this enchanting wine expertly captures the essence of everything that makes Pinot Noir so irresistible.
(2014 scored a Best Buy in The Wine Enthusiast, 2015 not rated)

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