At $25, the Yardstick Ruth’s Reach Cabernet Sauvignon is a slightly higher price point than we normally feature on the show for a summer wine, but the price is actually affordable for wines coming out of California’s Napa Valley, and it makes a wonderful host gift.
We loved their celebratory look and light flavor.
Argentina’s Finca el Origen produces a Malbec we love with grilled foods. It is beautiful, elegant, velvety. You’ll get plum, dark berries, and dark cherries when you sip this. And, at $12 a bottle, it’s a steal.
Made in Rioja, Spain, Baron de Ley’s rosé wine (just out!) is dry and fruity with soft tannins. At $12, it’s the perfect wine for summer parties.
If you think of boxed wines as cheap, industrially-produced, inferior wine, a rosé from one of our favorite French winemakers, Clos des Lumieres, is going to change your mind.