16 Judges tasted through dozens and dozens of wines to determine what wine is the best value Sparkling, White and Red wine under $15- as well as what is the best high end Sparkling, White and Red wine over $35.
I've chosen descriptions from select panel members to highlight each wine profile.
*Top Wines Under $15*
Korbel, Organic Brut, CA $13.99 srp Classic, Crisp, Golden Apples, Hint of Ginger, Rich Aromas, Delicious
2014 Ferrari-Carano, Fumé Blanc, Sonoma County $14. Balanced, Green Fig, Tropical Fruit, Citrusy, Terrific Texture, "Let's have a party kind of wine"
2012 Toad Hollow, Erik's the Red, CA $14.99 Dark Berries, Spice, Sassy, Cola, Rich Cherry, Strawberry Jam, Rockin'
*Top Wines Over $35*
2010 Iron Horse Vineyards, Russian Cuvée, Green Valley of Russian River Valley $42. Elegant, Complex, Poached Pear, Creamy, Graceful, Lovely Brioche, Tantalizing
2013 Comstock, Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast $39. Yummy, Minerally, Seamless, Vibrant, Juicy, Pears, Plush Acidity, Kickass, "All over It"
2013 Camlow Cellars, Magna Porcum, Pinot Noir, Green Valley of Russian River Valley $45. Yes! Epically Yummy, Currants, Dark Cherries, Beautifully Balanced, Baking Spices, Lingering Finish
2012 Davis Family Vineyards, Throne, Russian River Valley $42. Gorgeous, Sexy, Seductive, Dark Fruits, Spice & Everything Nice, Earthy, Rich, Happy Fruit, Boysenberry, Cherry