And The Best Wine of 2010 Is…

The votes have been tallied and our tasting has been completed!

I’ll be honest, I was surprised at the results of the poll. I had not pegged these two wines as the winners, though I did enjoy them. Since this poll has been going on for nearly a month now, I’m not going to write a big hulaballoo post here. Too excited to just get to the winners. And here they are.

Best White Wine of 2010

Chateau Ballan-Larquette Bordeaux Rose 2009

I liked this wine from the start. The strawberry, the crispness, the slight thickness. This was a wine built for food. Altogether a delicious wine that rings in at just under $10. A great, great buy.

Best Red Wine of 2010

Montevina Barbera 2008

A sleeper of a wine that appeared on my radar in September. It won the gold medal at the Los Angeles International Wine Competition, and with good reason. Velvet cola, caramel, red fruit, and the most intoxicating finish I’ve experienced in a red wine in quite awhile. All this from a California Barbera. Amazing, amazing wine and only $9.99.

So there you have it, folks. The best wines as voted on by the readers and by our tasting back in early December. Overall it’s been a blast choosing the best out of all the brilliant wines under $20 I’ve had the good fortune of tasting throughout the year. I look forward to doing it again next year, and I hope even more of you will get involved!


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4 Responses to “And The Best Wine of 2010 Is…”

  1. Really excited to get such a great honour !
    Happy new year

  2. Wine Welfare Says:
    January 24, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    You guys deserved it! Everyone at our wine tasting loved that rose.

    How is the 2010 fruit looking? Cant wait to try it!

    Looking forward to 2011 with you, Regis.

    Brian & Angela

  3. Good site, my favorite under $15 for 2010 was 2008 Keesha Petit Sirah….awesome QPR.

  4. Are you done writing about wine? Or just taking a break? :/

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