Amazon Wines Everyone Should Try
Where do you like to buy your vino? A wine and spirits store? A grocery store? A convenience store? Amazon.com? Great news, wine fans: everyone’s favorite online superstore sells vino! The wine.net team took a look at Amazon’s list of Best Sellers in Wine and chose 50 bottles that you should definitely get your hands on this holiday season. This collection includes dessert wines, meads, red wines, rosé and sparkling wines, and white wines, so there is sure to be something for everyone. Thank you, Amazon! Salut!
1. ONEHOPE by Rob Mondavi, Jr. 2013 California Sauvignon Blanc ($11)
This sauvignon blanc is “aged in stainless steel, [and] its fermentation bouquet expresses rich lilac and sun-baked straw. Enticing flavors of fresh-squeezed lime introduce a touch of minerality, [and] the finish is classically sauvignon blanc.” ONEHOPE was created in 2007 and “is a lifestyle brand with a world-class vineyard in the heart of Napa. Our cornerstone product, wine, is produced in collaboration with Rob Mondavi, Jr. …to date, we’ve been able to donate over $1.5 million from the sales of our products.” According to Amazon reviewers, this wine is crisp, refreshing, and good for the environment. Buy this wine on Amazon, and visit www.onehopewine.com and @ONEHOPEWINE on Twitter to learn more.
2. Chocolate Shop Red Wine ($15)
This unique Washington State red offers “inviting aromas of black cherry and dark chocolate [that] entwine and continue on the palate, surrounded by hints of cocoa powder. Nuances of red wine and residual sugar linger on the smooth finish…chocolate and red wine has been the most reliable pairing in history. Chocolate Shop takes this pairing to the next level, marrying chocolate flavor with red wine to create a sumptuous drink.” Amazon reviewers describe the smell and taste of this wine as “rich” and “amazing.” Buy on Amazon or learn more at www.chocolateshopwine.com.
3. Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne ($60)
Veuve Clicquot’s website describes “the strength of this golden-yellow [French] wine [as] immediately pleasing to the nose while its complexity explodes on the palate. The initial notes of fruit are followed by more discreet aromas of brioche and vanilla when the wine is allowed to age in the bottle…[it is] a perfect balance of finesse and forcefulness.” Amazon reviewers describe this champagne as crisp, smooth, not too sweet, and worth the money. Buy on Amazon or visit www.veuve-clicquot.com and @VeuveClicquot on Twitter to learn more.
4. Bon Affair 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Spritzer ($15)
This California white is “happy hour in your mouth [and] keeps you light on your feet…if your favorite white wine had a wild weekend with mineral sparkling water–Sauv Bon is the lovechild.” Amazon reviewers praise this wine as being hangover-proof, a great alternative to champagne, and sugar free. Buy on Amazon now and learn more at www.bonaffair.com and @bonaffair on Twitter.
5. Wines That Rock Rolling Stones “Forty Licks” 2012 Merlot ($17)
Wines That Rock produces a number of rock ‘n roll-themed wines, and Amazon reviewers declare their Rolling Stones “Forty Licks” variety a great wine to collect, drink, and give as a gift. According to Wines That Rock’s website, this California merlot features “aromas of cherries with hints of apricot [that] are followed by bright flavors of raspberry and strawberry and a creamy black cherry-vanilla finish. [This is] a tasty classic that stands the test of time while capturing the attitude of Mendocino County style…with the Rolling Stones’ “Forty Licks” blasting in the cellar, our winemaker crafted this custom merlot from premium Mendocino County fruit, blending a one-of-a-kind wine with rock ‘n roll mythology.” Buy this special bottle of wine on Amazon now! To find more information about Wines That Rock and the wines they sell, visit www.winesthatrock.com and @winesthatrock on Twitter.
6. ONEHOPE by Rob Mondavi, Jr. 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon ($19)
ONEHOPE’s 2013 cabernet sauvignon is also among Amazon’s best selling bottles. Their website explains that “this broody cabernet is full of baked blackberry and deep cassis aromas. Loads of roasted coffee and cocoa notes fill the palate. Hints of sage leaves and the slightest touch of paprika [along with a] fine structure and leathery tannins make this a remarkable wine.” Amazon reviewers agree that this wine is rich, full of complex layers, full-bodied, and finishes with soft and silky tannins.
7. Bon Affair 2012 Syrah Spritzer ($15)
Just like their sauvignon blanc, Bon Affair’s syrah spritzer is well-loved by critics and everyday drinkers alike. Amazon reviewers describe this red as bubbly, fresh, and both guilt- and hangover-free. Bon Affair’s website describes this vino: “Red wine in a spritzer? Syrah Bon is cold, refreshing blasphemy. We’ve seen this red wine spritzer seduce men, women, and various forest animals. It lures prey with a come-hither mist of bright raspberries. Syrah Bon is complex, but will never live on your couch while chasing its dream of becoming an artist.”
8. Chateau Diana Pleasure Party “Oh Baby!” Pink Moscato ($10)
Chateau Diana is a California vineyard that, according to Amazon reviewers, produces wines that are a pleasure to imbibe and are perfect for non-serious drinkers. Their website describes their moscato as “fresh and delectable. The color is shiny and bright like light pink lip gloss. The aromas are filled with floral and citrus scents with lots of orange [and have] a lovely balance of sweet sugar and tangy acidity. The flavors meld into a blend of sticky honey with cinnamon baked apples. [There are] hints of vanilla wafers and creamy orange sherbet [and] the sweetness is dense and layered, but still shows light and bright…great for ladies’ night, weekend brunch, summer picnics, most dessert courses, or on its own simply as an aperitif.” Visit www.chateaud.com and @chateaudiana on Twitter to learn more.
9. Wilson Creek Almond Champagne ($17)
This California champagne is very well-liked by Amazon reviewers, who praise it for being unique, smooth, delicious, and aftertaste-free. Wilson Creek’s website explains that “this white sparkling wine is naturally fermented, with just a hint of pure almond added, so it’s guaranteed to dazzle your guests. A must-have sparkling wine to make any occasion extra special. Great with desserts, cuddling, hot tubs, picnics, fireplaces, brunches, and parties.” Find out more at www.wilsoncreekwinery.com and @Wilson_Creek on Twitter.
10. Georgetown Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon ($12)
Georgetown Vineyards is a well-respected Ohio winery that has several vintages on Amazon’s best seller list. According to Amazon’s tasting notes, this is a “full-bodied red with intense fruit and light oak flavors.” Learn more at www.georgetownvineyards.com and @gvineyards on Twitter.
11. Wines That Rock Grateful Dead “Steal Your Face” 2012 Red Blend ($17)
Wines That Rock is back, and this time their Grateful Dead “Steal Your Face” Red Blend is the star of the show. According to their website, “this wine’s far-reaching flavors melt seamlessly from one to the next, blending syrah, petite sirah, zinfandel, and grenache. In honor of the band’s famous improvisational concerts that have brought joy to so many, this wine celebrates Mendocino County’s bounty of diversity and freedom of experimentation. [It is a] distinctively unique mix of black cherries and peppered bacon with a velvety vanilla and caramel finish.” Amazon reviewers describe this wine as a wonderful, great tasting vino that also is a great Father’s Day present.
12. J. Nico Wines Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($20)
J. Nico Wines is made by Georgetown Vineyards, an Ohio winery with several vintages on Amazon’s best seller list. Their website explains that this cabernet sauvignon “was made using premium quality, small lot Napa Valley grapes. Fermented and aged for 18 months in small French oak barrels, our cabernet is a rich, layered wine with intense berry flavors.” Learn more at www.georgetownvineyards.com and @gvineyards on Twitter.
13. Castoro Cellars 2012 White Zinfandel ($12)
Castoro Cellars describes their California white zinfandel as “made in a style that lends itself to being enjoyed with or without a meal. The wine’s bouquet is full of fruit characters, berries, cherries, and watermelon, though not overly intense. The flavors are delicate and full of the zinfandel fruit, all balanced with a slight bit of sweetness to make this off-dry wine clean, smooth, and brisk in the finish. Enjoy it now for any reason: sipping, picnicking, or with your favorite meals.” Amazon reviewers praise this wine as being smooth, tasty, and perfect for a hot summer day. Visit www.castorocellars.com and @castorocellars on Twitter to learn more.
14. Ca’ Momi Rosso di Napa 2014 Red Blend ($18)
Another red blend from California that was popular with Amazon wine drinkers is Ca’ Momi Rosso di Napa’s red blend. This California wine is “a freestyle red blend [that] rocks its own style without pretension or snobbishness [and features] aromas of ripe blueberries, subtle campfire smoke, and that blackberry patch down the road [to] put summer vacation in your glass. Intense plum, blackberry pie, and toasty spice mingle on the palate, with moderate tannins providing structure and character through the lingering finish. The wine is rich but not soft, bold but not arrogant. It’s Napa red demystified.” Amazon reviewers agree that this is the perfect red wine for any palate. Learn more at www.camomiwinery.com and @CaMomiWinery on Twitter.
15. Georgetown Vineyards Moscato ($10)
Georgetown Vineyards’ website explains that their “American moscato was cool fermented in stainless steel tanks, producing a wine with light sweetness and honeydew melon flavors. Our moscato is more traditional and is not as sweet as some of the others on the market.”
16. Georgetown Vineyards Concord ($10)
Georgetown Vineyards’ concord sweet red was also very popular with Amazon customers, who enjoyed its wonderful flavor and perfect amount of sweetness and declared it a nice dinner wine. According to the vineyard’s website, “our concord is a pleasantly sweet red wine that is made from 100% concord grapes and 100% pure cane sugar.”
17. Gaucho Andino 2014 Chardonnay ($6)
One of the only South American wines on the list, Gaucho Andino’s Argentinian chardonnay was a big hit with Amazon’s wine drinkers.
18. ONEHOPE by Rob Mondavi, Jr. 2013 Merlot ($19)
Unsurprisingly enough, ONEHOPE’s merlot was also one of Amazon’s best selling wines for 2015. This vino was “made in a classic style exemplifying huckleberry and loganberry flavors paired with notes of peat, dried fig, and Assam tea leaves. Like chewy candy, the wine transcends to a succulent finish trailing with vanilla spice.” Amazon reviewers described this as their favorite merlot to date, perfect for year round drinking, and great to share at dinner.
19. The Cleaver 2013 Red Blend ($20)
The Cleaver is a “dense, rich, and powerful wine [that] is silky smooth and coats the palate with intensely concentrated flavors of black plum and blackberry jam. Threads of acidity pace from front to back, balancing the heavy weight and volume of this [vino and] making it a very food-friendly wine.” Amazon’s tasting notes agree that this is a deeply hued, powerful wine that imparts a smooth drinking experience. The Cleaver is made by the Blends family of wine estates, which includes vineyards in Argentina, Uruguay, and California. To learn more, visit www.blendsinc.com/cleaver-red-blend.
20. Naked Winery 2013 Merlot ($25)
According to Amazon reviewers, this Oregon red is smooth, full-bodied, and full of rich flavors upfront and a smooth finish that is light on tannins. Naked Winery’s website explains that their merlot is “aged in both French and American oak barrels [and is] smooth, soft, [and] fruity [with] notes of ripe cherry and aromas of blackberries and black currant…[it] shows its long legs with good structure and a lasting finish of chocolate and caramel…stripped of traditional attitudes, only the free-spirited grapes go into this voluptuous wine.” Visit www.nakedwinery.com and @nakedwinery on Twitter to learn more.
21. Red 55 Winery “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” Sweet White ($16)
This “alluring, radiant wine bears overtones of ripe pears, honey, and golden raisins. Lusciously aromatic, it is perfect for those who prefer the sweeter things in life. It is so deliciously perfumed [and] has been teased as dessert in a bottle! Just like a crazy ex, you’ll be seduced over and over by this charmer.” Red 55 is located in Texas and owned by country music star Miranda Lambert; one of Amazon’s reviewers gushed that they were never a wine drinker until they found this bottle. Learn more at www.red55winery.com and @Red55Winery Twitter.
22. Middle Sister “Drama Queen” California Pinot Grigio ($12)
According to the vineyard’s website, this wine features “an explosion of apples and pears with a slight touch of mineral on the finish.” Amazon reviewers describe it as being perfect and having a great taste. Visit www.middlesisterwines.com and @RebelRedMS on Twitter to find out more.
23. Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards “White Cat” Finger Lakes Chardonnay ($8.50)
Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards is a New York State winery, and both their white and red wines made the list of Amazon’s best selling wines. Hazlitt’s website describes their “White Cat” as “embrac[ing] the taste of warm tropical breezes, invigorating sunshine, and relaxation. From the makes of “Red Cat,” the original hot tub wine, welcome the purr-fect partner, “White Cat”…the flavor of freshly-squeezed Niagara grape juice [fills this wine, which is] sweet, refreshing, and mouth-watering.” Amazon reviewers agree that this is the perfect summer wine and is sweet without being overpowering. They also complimented its flavor and compared it to delicious ice wines. To learn more, visit www.hazlitt1852.com and @hazlitt1852 on Twitter.
24. Duplin Winery’s Hatteras Red Sweet Muscadine ($10)
Like Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, Duplin Winery also placed several wines on Amazon’s best seller list. According to their website, their Hatteras Red Sweet Muscadine is a “traditional southern muscadine [that] is consistently one of North Carolina’s best-selling wines. Pleasantly sweet and intense with fruit, Duplin Winery’s Hatteras Red brings back memories of old Southern stately mansions, warm sunshine, and gracious hospitality.” Amazon reviewers praise it as being sweet, smooth, fresh, easy to drink, and a great value. Learn more by visiting www.duplinwinery.com and @duplinwinery on Twitter.
25. Quady Winery “Red Electra” 2014 California Moscato ($14)
According to Quady Winery, their “Red Electra” moscato is “garnet red [with] tastes of succulent cherry, berry, and peach…[it] has a slight sparkle [that is] made by combining orange and black muscat grapes and fermenting them very slowly at a low temperature so they keep their delicious flavors.” Amazon reviewers declare this a must-try if you enjoy sweet wine, and that it is perfect for summer and year-round girls’ nights. Learn more at www.quadywinery.com and @quadywinery on Twitter.
26. Chateau Diana “Zombie Zin” ($10)
Another one of Chateau Diana’s wines that made Amazon’s list is Chateau Diana’s “Zombie Zin.” Their website describes this wine as full of “aromas of ripe, dense black fruits and a hint of dried herbs. The flavors are complex and rich, sporting succulent blackberries, powdered cinnamon, cola, and cherry jam [with] just a hint of black pepper in the long finish.” Amazon reviewers agree that it is fruity, spicy, well-balanced, mellow, and possessing just enough body to call it a red. Learn more at www.chateaud.com and @chateaudiana on Twitter.
27. Kunza Reserve 2012 Sauvignon Blanc ($5)
Kunza Vineyard is a Chilean winery that is well-known for its sauvignon blanc. A website specializing in Chilean wines describes this vino as having “a light yellow color with greenish tones [and] prominent aromas of lime, grapefruit, and gooseberry fruit [that] blend harmoniously with floral notes. In the mouth it is crispy, refreshing, and has a long finish. Amazon’s tasting notes agree that it has a fresh mouthfeel and is crisp, refreshing, and full of delicious acidity. Visit www.soldechilewines.com to learn more.
28. Biltmore Estate 2013 Pinot Grigio ($12)
Biltmore Estate was built by George Vanderbilt in North Carolina and is America’s largest home. The 8,000 acre property also features a vineyard, and its 2013 pinot grigio made Amazon’s list of best selling wines. Biltmore’s website describes this wine as “refreshing and versatile with lush pear aromas, sweet citrus flavors, and a mellow, spicy finish. Learn more at www.biltmore.com/wines and @BiltmoreEstate on Twitter.
29. Frank Family Vineyards 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon ($52)
According to Frank Family Vineyards’ website, their cabernet sauvignon is an “opulent [and] full-bodied wine [that has been] a big hit with consumers. It is broad, savory, and pretty much everything one wants in a delicious Napa cabernet sauvignon. Bring on the grilled meats!” Amazon’s tasting notes describe this California beauty as bursting with aromas of cocoa powder mingled with blackberries and vanilla and wonderfully polished, velvety tannins. Visit www.frankfamilyvineyards.com and @FrankFamilyWine on Twitter to learn more.
30. Goose Ridge Vineyards StoneCap 2014 Merlot ($10)
According to their website, this merlot “supplies a lush and velvety mouthfeel that is full of berry and cherry flavors. Rich flavors of mocha are accented with sweet baking spice and hints of cedar.” Amazon’s tasting notes describe this Washington State red as being fresh, rich, lush, smooth, and medium bodied. Learn more at www.stonecapwines.com and @StoneCapWines on Twitter.
31. ONEHOPE by Rob Mondavi, Jr. 2013 Chardonnay ($19)
The final ONEHOPE wine on Amazon’s best seller list is their chardonnay, which is described as full of “comforting aromas of fresh-baked apple and pear pie with ground nutmeg, crushed cloves, and Madagascar vanilla bean. Warm butterscotch, vanilla, and toffee flavors add volume and length to the mid-palate [and] a cleansing finish echoes with a touch of green apple.” Amazon reviewers describe it as smooth and approachable, medium bodied, not too oaky, and great for everyday drinking.
32. Parducci Small Lot Blend North Coast Merlot ($13)
Another Parducci wine that made Amazon’s list is their Small Lot Blend North Coast merlot, which is bursting with “rich flavors of black cherries and plums followed by a tea leaf spiciness, [which adds] savor and zest.” Amazon reviewers describe it as a nice wine (at an even better price) that will make an excellent Christmas gift.
33. Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards “Red Cat” Finger Lakes Red Blend ($8.50)
Like their “White Cat,” Hazlitt’s “Red Cat” was similarly popular with vino enthusiasts. According to their website, “‘Red Cat’ opens with a sweet sangria-style taste and finishes with a tangy, mouth-watering bite [and is a] must-have wine on the beach, [at] “tail”-gate parties, and barbecues.” Amazon reviewers agree that it is a fabulous New York wine at a reasonable price that is excellent for beginners due to its sweet, light taste.
34. People’s Wine Revolution 2012 The People’s Syrah ($18)
People’s Wine Revolution is a California vineyard dedicated to bringing “great wines to all at reasonable prices.” They describe their syrah as “a rich and bold wine [that is] distinctively syrah with its signature blueberry, bacon fat, and pepper notes.” You can learn more by visiting www.pwrwines.com and @PWRWines on Twitter.
35. Zaca Mesa Santa Ynez Valley 2010 Syrah ($25)
According to their website, California vineyard Zaca Mesa’s 2010 syrah “displays [flavors of] bright blackberry, wild berry, flowers, mocha, pepper, and our signature sage spice. The silky finish lingers from the ripe tannins with a touch of smoky oak.” Visit www.zacamesa.com and @ZacaMesa_Wine on Twitter to learn more.
36. Méthode Champenoise Gruet Blanc de Noirs ($17)
Méthode Champenoise is a New Mexico vineyard famous for their sparkling wines. Their website describes their Gruet Blanc de Noirs as “pale salmon in color [with] aromas of berry and pear [and] complemented by a rich, round mouthfeel on the palate. It finishes with a layer of cream and pleasant, warm toastiness. [It is] incredibly versatile with all styles of food.” Visit www.gruetwinery.com and @GruetWinery on Twitter to learn more.
37. Smoking Loon Wine Company 2013 California Chardonnay ($10)
Smoking Loon’s website describes their 2013 chardonnay as displaying “a beautiful golden hue and…aromas of vanilla, pudding, nutmeg, pineapple, and orange peel. A hint of oak coupled with apricot, stewed peach, and vibrant citrus flavors create a perfectly balanced sip. This lively wine has soft acidity and a lengthy finish.” You can learn more at www.smokingloon.com and @smokingloonwine on Twitter.
38. Downton Abbey Countess of Grantham 2012 California Cabernet Sauvignon ($16)
Downton Abbey Vineyard was inspired by the incredibly popular PBS TV show, and their Countess of Grantham cabernet sauvignon has proven just as well-liked with Amazon’s wine drinkers. The vineyard’s website describes this vino as a “thoroughly modern interpretation [that] takes its cue from the Bordeaux classic [and a] full-bodied, complex, and well-structured [wine] with great concentration of color and flavor. It is a regal wine worthy of the grandest dinners at Downton and your own impromptu celebrations.” Amazon’s reviewers agree that this vino is earthy, full-bodied, and similar to a merlot/sangiovese blends. Visit www.downtonabbeywine.com and @DowntonWines on Twitter.
39. Parducci Small Lot Blend 2012 North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon ($14)
Yet another Parducci wine that made Amazon’s best seller list is their cabernet sauvignon. The vineyard describes this wine as coming “from Mendocino County’s inland vineyards, a microclimate that imparts rich flavors of currant, plum, and vanilla…we select individually vinified small lots of premium varietal cabernet sauvignon grapes to blend a wine of deep, complex character and balanced flavors.”
40. Rasa Vineyards QED (“Quod Erat Demonstrandum”) 2007 Walla Walla Valley Red Blend ($50)
Rasa Vineyards QED Red Blend is a Washington State wine that “reflects the generous warmth of the vintage with voluptuous fruit, massive structure, and ripe tannins [with] aromatics of ripe blueberry, blackberry, kirsch, white pepper, and scorched earth. This is a very complex wine [with a] rich mouthfeel, high fruit intensity, crisp acidity, [and] substantial yet ripe tannins.” Amazon reviewers agree that this vino is a great-tasting wine with a full taste that gets even better as the bottle is exposed. Learn more at www.rasavineyards.com and @rasavineyards on Twitter.
41. Parducci Small Lot Blend 2014 Mendocino County Sauvignon Blanc ($13)
Parducci is back, and this time, their sauvignon blanc is the star of the show. Their website describes this vintage as “ever-popular [and] a bright, refreshing wine with tropical fruit aromas and juicy citrus-melon flavors.” Buy this product on Amazon!
42. Louis Roederer 2006 Cristal Brut Champagne ($225)
Louis Roederer’s 2006 Cristal Brut Champagne is the most expensive wine on Amazon’s list, and is also one of the only French wines to be included. Their website describes this wine as “a remarkably balanced and refined champagne whose length is inimitable. It has a silky texture and fruity aromas [that are] complemented by a powerful mineral quality with white fruit and citrus notes. Cristal is a wine that keeps well [and] can be conserved for over twenty years without losing its freshness and character.” Learn more at www.louis-roederer.com and @LouisRoederer_ on Twitter and buy it on Amazon!
43. Hidden Legend “The King’s Cyser” Apple Mead ($19)
The only Montana vineyard on Amazon’s best seller list, Hidden Legend is well-known for their wide variety of fruit wines and meads. Their website explains the history behind this wine: “With the advent of white sugar after 1500 A.D., honey became scarce in Europe, so apples were added to the mead to stretch the honey, [and] Cyser was born! Enjoy the traditional flavors of apples and honey in our King Cyser honey wine. Serve slightly chilled.” Amazon reviewers cannot wait to pop the cork, and praise this wine as a great-tasting mead for the holidays. Visit www.hiddenlegendwinery.com and @meadery on Twitter to learn more. Click here to buy on Amazon!
44. Koz Wines Dave Koz Selections 2012 Edna Valley Pinot Noir ($19)
Dave Koz is a smooth jazz saxophonist and, according to Amazon wine drinkers, his wine is just as enjoyable as his music. His website describes this pinot noir as “dark [in] color [with] aromas of strawberry, cedar, and créme fraiche [with] focused tannins and a long finish…complemented by flavors of black cherries, lychee, and pomegranate. Oak aging adds hints of vanilla, nuances of toast, and a soft, smoky finish.” To learn more, visit www.davekoz.com/koz-wine and @davekozmusic on Twitter. Buy on Amazon here.
45. Wine Sisterhood Magical California Moscato ($12)
According to their website, Wine Sisterhood’s Magical California Moscato features “delicious aromas of warm summer peaches with a dusting of lemon zest, followed by a lingering floral finish.” Learn more at www.winesisterhood.com and @winesisterhood on Twitter. Buy on Amazon here!
46. Vintages By Harlequin “Pardon My Body” 2013 California Cabernet Sauvignon ($15)
Ontario-based Harlequin is “one of the world’s leading publishers of books for women,” and their “Vintages by Harlequin” wine series is an innovative and exciting addition to their book line. They describe their wine as full of “ripe cherry, blackberry, boysenberry, and a hint of cassis [while] notes of cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg [mingle] with exotic dark fruit…this California cabernet is a real crowd-pleaser.” Amazon reviewers call it the best red wine they’ve ever had, and love the label just as much as the vino. To find out more, visit www.harlequin.com/harlequinvintages.html and @HarlequinBooks on Twitter. To buy on Amazon, click here!
47. Dom Perignon 2003 Brut Champagne ($175)
Perhaps the most world-renowned wine on Amazon’s best seller list, Dom Perignon is one of the finest champagnes available and is beloved around the globe. Their website explains that “the bouquet [of this bubbly] spirals through sweet, bright floral notes and the lively minerality so typical of Dom Perignon…[the taste] is compelling, tactile, and vibrant, rather than aromatic. The rhythm and tempo are more dominant than the melody. At first mild and delicate, then strongly, confidently mineral, persistent, [and] precise, [this wine also features] a refined bitterness and an iodine, saline tang.” Intrigued? You can learn more at www.domperignon.com. Buy this Champagne on Amazon!
48. White Oak Vineyards Winery 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($35)
California-based White Oak Vineyards & Winery’s cabernet sauvignon is bursting with “bright fruit aromas of blackberry, fig, and plum [that] are supported by underlying oak notes accompanying hints of vanilla. This well-balanced cabernet sauvignon carries dimensions of pomegranate and blackcurrant that add depth and complexity. These flavors carry into a lengthy finish reinforced by a firm tannin structure.” Visit www.whiteoakwinery.com and @whiteoakwinery on Twitter. Buy this wine on Amazon!
49. Save Me, San Francisco Wine Company “California 37” 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon ($17)
According to Save Me, San Francisco’s website, “this intense, full-bodied cabernet sauvignon [is full of] rich flavors of ripe cherries and blackberries [and] opens with a nose of olives and hints of tobacco and vanilla. Balanced with soft tannins and a long, lingering finish, you can enjoy this wine with or without food.” Amazon’s reviewers love this wine, describing it as a great cabernet that goes with anything and one of the best cabs they’ve tried. Learn more by visiting www.savemesanfranciscowineco.com and @savemesf on Twitter. Buy on Amazon now!
50. Biltmore Estate 2014 Zinfandel Blanc de Noir ($11)
Last (but certainly not least) is Biltmore Estate’s zinfandel blanc de noir, a “vibrant but crisp [white wine] with sweet, tropical fruit aromas and delicate berry flavors.” Buy on Amazon here!