Wines to love under $40 | Myrtle Beach, SC
Frank Family Chardonnay California 2019
Calistoga, CA $29.99
Brilliant straw color, with light aromas of lemon zest and brioche. The crunchy taste starts with apple, pear, melon and white peaches, for a classic, juicy, medium-bodied style. Beautifully balanced, with well-integrated acidity and a clean, long finish. Enjoy over the next two to three years with fresh fish, chicken or pork.
Domaine René Malleron Sancerre
Loire Valley, France $27.95
Pale green color, with pungent aromas of gooseberry and grass. The palate starts with invigorating acidity, then notes of citrus and passion fruit underline the gunflint minerality. Sancerre is the quintessence of the Sauvignon Blanc grape and is best shared with shellfish, oysters and lightly seasoned fish dishes.
Schramsberg Blanc de Blanc N/V
St. Helena, CA $34.99
In 1965, this sparkling wine was the first chardonnay produced commercially in the United States. Small batches of barrel fermented wines are added to stainless steel fermented wines to create a proprietary blend for a dry and crisp taste profile. Fruity and lively with a bold finish, accompany fresh oysters, shellfish and other seafood.
BV Tapestry Reserve Rouge Blend 2016
Rutherford, CA $39.99
A true Bordeaux blend, mainly Cabernet and Merlot, with some Cab Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. The result is a complex wine with intense aromas of violets and sage, layers of blackberry, cassis and dark cherry flavors, while bold tannins impart a rich mouthfeel on the finish. Perfect for grilled or roast beef dishes. Rated 93 points by James Suckling, an American wine critic.
Silvio Grasso Barolo 2017
Piedmont, Italy $37.99
The Grasso family is known for their red wines, and this Barolo is made from 100% Nebbiolo grapes. The 2017 vintage offers a nose of tar and rose, with a dense palate of ripe cherry and plum. Concentrated fruit blends with fine tannins for a lingering finish. A wine worthy of any fine Italian cuisine. Rated 92 points by Wine Advocate.