3 Red Wines, 3 Different Styles

Montevina Amador County 2005
This has been a consistent good value in California Barbera, showing a light-bodied, fruit forward style. P&B in Plymouth 13.5% $7.49 at Bottle Barn Montevina

Michael & David 7 Deadly Zins Old Vine Zin 2006
This wine has been a consistent oak bomb on the soft and plush side. V&B in Graton. 14.5% $12.99 at Bottle Barn Michael & David

Bogle Vineyards California Petite Sirah 2005
With notes back to 2001 this wine has been a favorite for showing some tannin in an affordable package. 13.5% $8.99 at Bottle Barn Bogle

About Ray

Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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