#WineWednesday: Walking Barefoot
I have to be honest with you, the Barefoot line of wines has never appealed to me – maybe it’s my inner snob (and we all have it about something): a non-vintage California blend? Have we not all been down that road with mixed results?
But recently I got a chance to sip on all 8 of the wines in the Barefoot line-up, including the two bubblies, and found that these wines can really deliver value at their price point – and then wasn’t I even more surprised to learn a number of them have walked away with awards and best of category honour in a number of competitions – in the under $10 category.
The following three were the best of the bunch, and are well-suited as an everyday bottle that won’t break the bank, nor will it embarrass you at the table. Don’t show the bottle and watch the reaction before the reveal.
Barefoot Cellars Chardonnay ($9.95)
Pleasantly sippable and easy drinking with the right amount of apple nuance to complete the Chardonnay package
Barefoot Cellars Pinot Grigio ($9.95)
The surprise here is that nice hit of grapefruit-esque citrus that coats the mouth; it really does pull off the Pinot Grigio effect.
Barefoor Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon ($9.95)
Surprisingly complex with blackberry, black raspberry and a hint of cocoa to go along with the black cherry finish.
For more wine suggestions, see our other #WineWednesday posts.