It is the week of Thanksgiving and there is much to rejoice in our land of plenty. Here are two wines that you can put on the Thanksgiving table for all to enjoy. Happy Thanksgiving!
Pontificis – Trader Joe’s $5.99 (Ray’s pick)
Robledo 2009 Seven Brothers Sauvignon Blanc – Safeway $9.99 (Joe’s Pick)
The Robledo Sauvignon Blanc is part of the current 30%-off sale at Safeway Stores in California. This one may not be at all Safeway stores, but I picked this one up at the Burlingame Safeway. The Robledo Family was the first Latino winery in Sonoma County. They own vineyards in Sonoma, Napa, and Lake County where this wine originated. This 2009 S.B. is a beauty at this sale price of $9.99. The holiday season is coming and if you are throwing a big bash and looking for wines under $10, consider this one. There is just a touch of citrus flavors along with some melon notes. This is a balanced Sauvignon Blanc. I love the gentle finish on this wine in flavors and acidity. I checked the Robledo website and found it selling on their online wine shop for a whopping $22. Now to clarify the Safeway sale, if you buy one bottle of the Robledo, it is $9.99. If you buy six, mix or match, the price amounts to $9 a bottle and that is a very good price for such a decent-tasting wine. The more I taste wines from Lake County, the more I like them and find them to be very good values. I give the Robledo S.B. 88 Points
If you are interesting in visiting the Robledo winery in Carneros, there on the Sonoma Carneros Wine Trail on Wine Country Getaways.