10 under $10 Wine Summer Steals!
Just in time to enjoy the Summer weather, we introduce our new spectacular promotion of 10 under $10 wine buys. These wines are not only chosen for their inexpensive nature, but because of their abundant qualities of aroma, body, palate pleasing attributes and sound finish. They are aggressively priced to fit all budgets. The wine buying team at Bristol Farms samples all product prior to hitting the wine arbor. Here is a brief description of the new wines being offered:
10 wines under $10
Bristol Farms Red Selection #8 $9.99
This Paso Robles Red offers a dark cherry nose that mingles with bright blueberry nuances. Bold blackberry flavors bolster the mid palate with tannin and black currants while the finish ends on an exotic note. A blend of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvedre and Syrah.
Bristol Farms White Selection #8 $9.99
A delicious mélange of grapes, Chardonnay, Grenache Blanc and Muscat, sourced from the California Central Coast. This adds up to a mouth feel redolent of tropical fruit, Meyer lemon, tangerine, honeydew melon, and spice. Due to its overall dry, yet rich character, this wine will match superbly with Asian cuisine, seafood and shellfish dishes, poultry, and mild cheeses.
Diversion Chardonnay $6.00
Bright, enticing aromas of grilled apples, melon and apple wood smoke. Nuances of baked apple, butterscotch, ginger, lemon rind and minerality expand. Taste Asian pear and honeydew melon on the rounded mid-palate. A touch of lemony spritz adds vibrancy to the long finish. Bodes well for a seafood salad, smoked Oysters, Grilled Shrimp and Lobster.
Leaping Horse Cabernet Sauvignon $7.99
The Leaping Horse is a luscious Cabernet with deep red-purple hues and flavors of black currant and cherry. Hints of blueberry jam, eucalyptus and mint with lovely vanilla and coffee notes add to the smooth, rich and delicious finish.
Lindemans Shiraz Bin 50 $6.99
Lindeman’s Bin 50 Shiraz features aromas of vanilla, dark berry fruits with a hint of peppery spice, while the palate shows blackcurrant and plum flavors supported within a soft tannin structure in this full bodied wine.
Rosenblum Stark Raving Cabernet Sauvignon
It’s hauntingly seductive nose surrounds the senses with boysenberry, cassis and black cherry, embraced by rich mocha and hints of black pepper. The intensity continues across the smooth, well-structured palate, with an abundance of fruit and spice that extends into a lingering and enjoyable finish.
Bluebird Cabernet Sauvignon $7.50
A lively, expressive wine that features a pleasant cacophony of red berry flavors and a light inviting texture. The wine also exhibits aromas of strawberry and hints of chocolate and cola. Dark cherry and floral qualities of lavender break through on the mid palate, while rich characteristics of blackberry and nutmeg emerge on the mouth coating finish. Also full-bodied and well balanced with good acidity and tannins.
J Ludlow Jane Merlot $9.99
The “Jane” Merlot, aptly named for owner Jane Jones, shows nice complex fruit aromas with nuances from the French oak barrels. The flavors are rich with jammy notes, nice tannins and acid balance, and a pleasant lingering aftertaste. Enjoy this wine now or age it for several years for added character and complexity. Primarily Merlot with a dollop of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from Happy Canyon and Santa Ynez Valley AVAs and aged 22 months in French oak.
J Ludlow Jigsaw Sauvignon Blanc $7.50
This Sauvignon Blanc comes from the eastern edge of the Santa Ynez Valley and is aged in both stainless steel tank and French oak. This creates a light, crisp and refreshing white with notes of grapefruit and gooseberry. Jigsaw was awarded a bronze medal at the San Francisco International Wine Competition
Couveys Les Petit Pinot Noir $9.99
This medium-bodied wine is harmonious, with forward, plump fruit and a silky texture balanced by gentle tannins and elegant structure. The very typical Pinot aromas and flavors of red cherries and wild strawberries are complemented by a delicious, lingering finish. For that reason, pair this wine with red meats, pork tenderloin and soft cheeses.
This promotion has developed into a cult classic, a superb wine opportunity where we offer good value wines that rate 90 points or better from bona fide, nationally recognized critics. We do not buy wines based solely on scores, although they are an important element to promoting those wines to our consumers. The majority of the wines that hit our shelves are first tasted, and then we decide whether they merit your attention. Good press afterwards is the brass ring. And these wines will pair deliciously with your upcoming grill feasts, picnics and tail gate parties:
Double Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 $18.99 91 points Wine Enthusiast
This Cabernet embodies an enticing array of ripe red and black plum, intermixed with notes of fresh red cherry. The addition of Syrah leads to a full and rich texture on the mid-palate, further accented by bright acidity from the Petit Verdot, sweet red fruit from the Merlot and luscious blackberry notes supplied by the Malbec. The soft and supple mouthfeel is supported by the complexity of sweet oak tannins and fresh fruit character.
Tamber Bey Chardonnay Unoaked 2016 $17.99 90 points Wine Spectator
Aged in 100% stainless steel, hence the term ‘unoaked’, the primary aromas are dominated by green apple and pear, and then evolve into banana and white flower notes. The finish is long, with apple and white peach.
Divum Pinot Noir 2015 $16.99 91 points Wine Enthusiast
This wine was harvested from two outstanding Pinot Noir vineyards; Danny’s and Cypress. 100% native yeast fermentation and 10 months in French oak barrels has created aromas of violets and lavender, followed by raspberry and plum fruit. Finally the wine shows varietal cherry and brown spice with a light complexity and the lingering finish that only Pinot Noir provides.
Jules Taylor Sauvignon Blanc 2017 $16.99 90 points Wine Enthusiast
Vivacious tropical aromas of passionfruit burst from the glass, mixed with zingy accents of kaffir lime and subtle herbaceous notes. With mouth-watering intensity, the palate embraces concentrated flavors of passionfruit and citrus and carries subtle hints of gooseberry. Therefore these flavors linger giving a long, well-rounded finish to the wine.
Cht Moulin Pontet Bordeaux Superieur 2015 $13.99 90 points Wine Enthusiast
Balance is at the heart of Eric and Sophie Meynaud’s winemaking. Ripe and fruity, this is a perfumed wine that has a fine balance between the structure and the fruit. This solid, dense wine has layers of black fruits that go with the excellent acidity, giving a lift to the wine that leaves a fresh aftertaste. A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
Llama Malbec Old Vine 2017 $14.99 91 points James Suckling
Modern wine with attractive dark cherry color with violet hues. The nose shows great intensity. Fruity aromas of cherries, blackberries and plums stand out against a background of fine toasty hints from aging in top-quality oak. Warm, rounded and well-structured on the palate, with an explosion of fruit flavors underscored by light oaky notes. Pleasant, persistent aftertaste.
Argiano Rosso Toscano 2015 $18.99 94 points James Suckling
This Tuscan wine offers a decisive, full-bodied character, smooth tannins and a persistent finish. Even more, this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Sangiovese offers a generous, rounded red wine, destined for short to medium aging, with delicious aromas of currants and generous fruit flavors. Also,, versatile enough to develop in greater depth during long months in the bottle
Famiglia Bianchi Red Blend 2015 $15.99 90 points Wine & Spirits
This wine displays red fruits and aromas of cherries on the nose. There is a complex and endless fruit including red currants, raspberries, pomegranates, truffles, ripe plums and violets. It has an extraordinary presence in the mouth-feel, spicy notes, powerful with a stronger sense of tannins with a concentrated and elegant sense of acidity. 50% Malbec, 50% Nebbiolo
Muriel Fincas Crianza Rioja 2014 $13.99 90 points James Suckling
A selection of grapes from vineyards in the Rioja Alta and the Rioja Alavesa, this Spanish gem has a middle layer of bright cherry color – the aromas of vanilla, coconut and roasted coffee is combined with notes of ripe red berries and licorice. The palate is wide and elegant, with a clean aftertaste. Therefore, matches well with appetizers, tapas, game and light cheese.
Pillar Box Shiraz 2015 $13.99 90 points Wine & Spirits
The perfumed nose from this Shiraz emanates pleasing scents of blackberry, licorice and violets. These fragrances give way to the juicy palate filled with flavors of plum, mocha and vanilla bean. This beautiful red wine culminates in an enticing finale and will highlight such dishes as beef carpaccio, grilled vegetables with bold sauces, and Parmesan cheese.