I love wine. It is like a delicious adult juice that I can't get enough of.  I'm always trying random finds at Trader Joes and other places and I need to start keeping track of them.  There are a few that I only know by label so fyi bottlers, please don't change your labels on me.  I'm open to suggestions if you know of any good ones.  I don't normally purchase wines that are more than 20$ because that is considered "too fancy" for the all too likely scenario of me polishing it off by myself, so I like more reasonable but still good quality wines and whenever there is a sale I snag all the expensive ones like Ferrai Caranos while I can. I've tasted enough good wines though that I don't drink two-buck-chuck anymore unless I make it into a sangria or something, but I still don't think you have to spend big bucks for a great wine.

These are my go-to wines.  Sometimes they change when I find a new amazing $5-17 wine:

Merlot - Ferrari Carano
Malbec - Pascual Toso
Gewurztraminer - Trader Joes Label
Riesling - Chateau Ste Michelle or Snoqualmie Vineyards
General Red - Cala Blanca Monastrell
Sweet Red - Jam Jar
Viogner - Honey Moon
Rose - Maurice Carrie

These are the wines in our wine cabinet currently:

Backstory 2009 Merlot
Ferrari Carano 2007 Merlot
Laguna Canyon 2008 Los Carneros Merlot
Agua Dulce Winery 2008 Merlot

Cabernet Sauvignon
Hobson Estate 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
J Davies 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
Cimarossa 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
Wyland 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon

Pinot Noir
Golden Grape 2009 Pinot Noir
Laguna Canyon Winery 2008 Carneros Pinot Noir

Oxford Landing Estates 2010 Chardonnay
Deerwood Estates 2009 Chardonnay
Hobson Estate 2010 Chardonnay
Bremer Family 2006 Chardonnay
Simply Naked 2010 Unoaked Chardonnay
Wyland 2008 Chardonnay
Agua Dulce Winery Reserve 2008 Chardonnay

Confectioner's Angel Cake Sweet Chardonnay
Bargetto 2008 Gewurztraminer
Jam Jar 2010 Sweet Shiraz (sweet red)
Pieroth Blue 2010 Burg Layer Schosskapelle Kabinett Nahe (sweet white)
Montonico Port
Innocent Bystander Victoria 2009 Moscato
Morgan Creek Vineyard Peach Sweet Table Wine
Aneas Reserve 2005 Syrah Port

Schloss Biebrich Sekt
South Coast Winery Ruby Cuvee
Gosset Brut Champagne

The Chocolate Shop Chocolate Red Wine
The Chocolate Shop Creme de Cocoa
The Chocolate Shop Chocolate Strawberry
The Chocolate Cellar Chocolate Red Wine

Misc Red
Winter's Tale Mulled Wine
Red Rock 2008 Malbec
1 Antigal 2001 Malbec
Montepulciano D'Abruzzo Colline Teramane 2006
Augsburger Chriskindlmarkt (Glugg)
Agua Dulce Winery 2008 Sangiovese
Agua Dulce Winery Sierra Roja
Angeles Crest 2005 Syrah

Misc White
Bridlewood 2008 Viognier
Zette 2007 Rose
Twin Bridges Pino Grigio

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