At Parker Payless Liquors You can drink great wines at every price point. Now is a great time to discover some great new ones that are easy on the wallet. Here are my picks that are sure to impress.
2014 Lucinda & Millie Chardonnay Mendocino County
Bright citrus and orchard fruit are the main focus here in this balanced wine. The palate is lively with the fruit and minerality sailing through on the juicy finish. Try this with Pasta Carbonara. On sale at $9.99.
2015 Les Collines Cotes du Rhone
One of My favorite go-to wines in our store! The quality of the 2015 vintage is evident in this fruity, elegant wine with cherries, spice, floral notes and a hint of dark chocolate. Perfect with blood orange and garlic marinated roast chicken. On sale at $9.99.
Mathilde Chapoutier Grand Ferrage Rose Cotes de Provence
This is delicious! White peach, strawberry and fresh spring flowers on the nose. The mouthfeel is impressive with stone fruit around a core of bright acidity on the long finish. Enjoy this with mediterranean starters or a salad. On sale at $12.99.
Gobelsburg Kamptal Gruner Veltliner
Austria’s most famous varietal, Gruner Veltliner is always a great alternative to Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay. Pear, citrus, spring herbs and a hint of white pepper are center stage here, in this entrancing wine. Always one of my favorite wines to serve with grilled asparagus with lemon zest or roasted artichokes. Only $15.99
Babylonstoren Babel Western Cape South Africa
This stylish red is brimming with black currant, plum, spice notes and a floral component on the nose. The mouthfeel is round and supple, with cherry, plum and chocolate on the lingering finish. Perfect with grilled lamb and vegetables. Best Buy $16.99.
Michael S. Rodriguez