Marnie Old, For The Inquirer

Marnie Old, For The Inquirer

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Syrah and grenache grapes give this affordable Côtes du Rhône intensity

Guigal is consistently darker and more concentrated than most of its peers.

This sparkling rosé from Napa lights up daytime drinking

California sunshine helps make this sparkler richer and fruity.

Oregon pinot noir drinks with the charm of France

The winery is named after Dick Erath, a California student who produced the Willamette Valley’s first commercial pinot noir.

Codax albariño offers a subtle alternative to pinot grigio

The wines made with this grape do have an exceptional delicacy, fragrance

This malbec from Argentina is rich, fruity, and only $10

Finca Flichman is one of Argentina’s most reliable value brands.

A balance of apple and pear flavors make this Napa chardonnay light and tangy

The family-owned vintner produces a number of approachable chardonnays.

This affordable Italian red is fun, flirty, and tastes like shiraz

The black grape of Avola has been cultivated for centuries, but only in southern Sicily.

This citrus-driven wine might be found in the spirits aisle

Lillet Blanc is among the few aperitif wines exported to the U.S.

Merlot is the star of this Francis Ford Coppola bottle

Wines like this one show what this grape can do when grown in a suitable climate like that of Sonoma’s Alexander Valley.

This sauvignon blanc captures wine’s flavor dimension in an eye-catching bottle

The trippy bottles are designed to conjure the immersive visual experience of a modern art installation.