Montgras Cab – Colchagua Valley 2013 $12
Offers a spicy aroma, with ripe, rich flavors of dark plum, blackberry and cherry. The dried mint and mineral notes are well-balanced, and the finish lingers with chocolate and cardamom accents. Drink now through 2017. 40,000 cases made.
Charles Smith Merlot Washington $12
Fresh, vivid and appealing, with floral overtones around a polished core of currant and cranberry flavors, lingering deftly. Drink now through 2019. 120,000 cases made
14 Hands Cab $12
Supple, ripe and expressive, with a touch of quinine to the generous plum and currant fruit, lingering deftly. Drink now through 2018. 500,000 cases made.
14 Hands Hot to Trot Red $10
Smooth in texture, with a plush feel to the meaty black currant and spice flavors, finishing with gentle intensity. Merlot, Syrah and other red varieties. Drink now through 2019. 770,000 cases made
Alamos Malbec $13
This red features bright plum and crushed blackberry flavors, with savory dried herbal notes. Espresso and dark chocolate accents appear on the chunky finish. Drink now through 2017. 600,000 cases imported
Castle Rock Pinot Noir $13 ( Costco $11 or so)
A refreshing, clean and vibrant effort, centered on crisp, structured dark berry, spice and light oak notes. Drink now through 2019. 88,815 cases made.