Help me choose my wedding wines!
I need a red and a white for table service (bar wines already chosen). Which would you select, oenophiles?
Almos, Malbec, Argentina
Astica, Syrah, Argentina
Avalon, Cabernet Sauvignon, CA
Boneterra, Pinot Noir, CA
Canyon Road, Pinot Noir, CA
Castillo Molina, Syrah, Chile
Cono Sur Bicletta, Merlot, Chile
Cono Sur Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile Crios de Susan Balbo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile Cupcake, Cabernet Sauvignon, CA
Don Miguel Gascon Colosal Red, Argentina Don Paula Los Cardos, Malbec, Argentina Garnet, Pinot Noir, CA
Guardian Peak, Merlot, CA
Hogue, Merlot, WA
La Posta Pizzella, Malbec, Argentina
Lost Angel, Pinot Noir, CA
Lost Star, Pinot Noir, CA
Mark West, Pinot Noir, CA
Paso Creek, Cabernet Sauvignon, CA Predator , Zinfandel, CA
Punto Final, Malbec, Argentina
Row 11, Pinot Noir, CA
Santa Carolina Famila Res, Malbec, Argentina Terre D'Oro, Zinfandel, CA
The Seeker, Pinot Noir, France
Thorny Rose, Red Blend, WA
Tillia, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile
Trapiche, Pinot Noir, Chile
Troublemaker, Red Blend, CA
10 Span, Central Coast, Chardonnay, CA Alexander Valley Vineyards, Chardonnay, CA Benzinger Sparkling Moscato, CA
Berneir, Chardonnay, France
Beuna Vista, Sauvignon Blanc, CA Bex, Riesling, Germany
Callaway, Sauvignon Blanc, CA Chateau Ste Michelle, Riesling, WA Copperridge, Chardonnay , CA Dibon Cava, Sparkling, Spain
Dom Ste Michele, Sparkling, WA Dreaming Tree, White Blend, CA Fernlands, Sauvignon Blanc, NZ Folonari,Pinot Grigio, Italy Guenoc, Chardonnay, CA
Honig, Sauvignon Blanc , CA
JP Chenet Brut, Sparkling, France
Sartori, Pinot Grigio, Italy
Sean Minor, Chardonnay, CA
Simply Naked, Sauvignon Blanc, NZ
Thorny Rose, Riesling, WA
Trivento Amado Sur, White Blend, Argentina Villa Maria, Sauvignon Blanc, NZ
William Hill, Central Coast, Chardonnay, CA Woodbridge, Moscato, CA
I guess the first question, is how many guests?, and what is your budget per bottle?...Do you have a bunch of "booozers" or those who appreciate good glass of wine with a good meal...
That considered, are you considering a paring with each course?
BTW your list is really quite inclusive..
What are the vintage years of these wines?
Also as previously asked, what's on your food menu??
Pending those answers, all of the red varietals are potential candidates (pinot, merlot, cab, malbec, syrah, etc.). If I had to pick one varietal, without a vintage year and with no knowledge of the menu it would probably be pinot or cabernet.
However, in the whites I'd tend to rule-out sauvignon blanc and pinot grigio; instead favoring chardonnay and especially riesling due to it's food-friendliness.
Moscato also tends to be quite food friendly, so in a sparkler I'd choose that, though I have no experience with the specific bottle on your list.
If you have the vintage years and the especially the food list a more definitive answer can be provided.
For that price range, I've had good luck with Bex Riesling.
Mark West pinot noir actually tastes like pinot noir. buy a bottle and see if you like it. I saw it on sale at Walgreens for $9.
You do realize that a lot of wines are at the end of a line of text and not listed on a separate line, right?
Makes your list hard to read. Why not correct the list and re-post?
What are you serving? and what is your budget? These factors will (or should) weigh on your selection.
That said, Honig makes an excellent and food-friendly Sauvignon Blanc. As a guest, I'd be delighted to see it on the table at any wedding where I'd be a guest.
I agree with zin1956 about the Alamos Malbec for the red (in principle). However, pinot noir is generally more food friendly than malbec, so depending on your menu, you might prefer one. The Mark West is definitely a good value Pinot, but not in the same ballpark quality-wise as the Honig.
Thanks, all, for your help and for forgiving the hasty formatting of a scattered bride-to-be! We went with the Bex Riesling and the Almos Malbec.