Take a virtual trip to the sunshine state with the following white and red. They’re not bargain priced but the pair will cost you less than the scussiest wine at your local restaurant. Beringer’s winemaker has found a perfect middle ground between niceness and character in these wines. Be prepared to be charmed.
Stone Cellar Chardonnay is a hedonistic hit of flavour and richness. But there’s great vitality too. Be happy wine that will take you to Malibu beach party! With platters of seafood of course. Merlot may be out of fashion but one sip of this guy and you’ll be a returned fan. Yummy flavours combine with a lively, lighthearted feeling. Fun wine for your party, and a good partner for steak, burgers or pizza.
BERINGER ‘Stone Cellars’ 08 Chardonnay, California 606806 $13.95
BERINGER ‘Stone Cellars’ 07 Merlot, California 462473 $13.95