Tony Cartlidge and Glen Browne started their wine company from scratch in 1980, with only an empty garage to make the wines and a desire to source the grapes from the best vineyards of Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake counties. More than 30 years later, from their humble beginnings, no wines from California deliver more quality at still-humble prices.
Chardonnay 2013, North Coast ($11.99): Well-balanced tropical notes on the nose, with a smooth, rich texture. Pair with light pastas, chicken, seafood.
Pinot Noir 2013, North Coast ($15.99): Bright flavors of cherry and raspberry, with a smooth and silky finish. Pair with pork loin, venison, veal or salmon.
Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, North Coast ($11.99): Notes of black fruits and toasted vanilla, with round yet firm tannins giving the wine good structure. Pair with lamb or steak.