Best in Show
Domaine Pierre Usseglio Pere et Fils Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2012, France $55.99
(only $47.59 with GOGO discount)
“Excellent, with a fruit-loaded personality, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape displays abundant blackberry, red currant, licorice and toasted spice notes to go with a medium to full-bodied, pure and polished profile on the palate. Always approachable in its youth, it’s a no-brainer purchase and will drink nicely for over a decade.” 90-92pts Wine Advocate #209
Friendliest: Domaine de la Solitude Côtes du Rhône 2012, France $15.99
(only $13.59 with GOGO discount)
From the Lancon family, who has been producing top quality wine in France for five centuries, this is an attractive everyday red from one of the region’s best. Medium-bodied and extroverted, you be delighted by notes of cherry and dark red fruit accented by earth and peppery spice. Enjoy the floral lift on the velvety finish.
Borsao Garnacha 2013, Campo de Borja, Spain $9.99
This little guy packs some serious punch for the money! Campo de Borja (located in Aragon, the birthplace of Garnacha) is ideally suited to the varietal, giving it all the sunshine and warmth it needs to develop fully. Borsao has been hailed as quite possibly one of the best bargain red wines in the world by the Wine Advocate’s Robert Parker, delivering bright red cherry fruits and violets with a long spicy finish.