Each week I taste quite an array of standout wines, so picking just one to showcase is no easy feat. Quality is always of utmost consideration but I'm also drawn to wines that surprise me in the very best ways. New varietals, small producers, and lesser known-regions are always intriguing. But I also appreciate beautifully crafted classics and well-made wines that offer great value. The choices for Wanda's Wine of the Week will be hard to predict but that's part of the fun. Cheers!
Penfolds Max's Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 ($25)
With Penfolds on the label you really can't go wrong. To call Penfolds legendary almost seems like an understatement. Founded in 1844, just eight years after the foundation of South Australia, Penfolds has been a trailblazing leader in Australia's winemaking history. More accessibly priced than their iconic and universally coveted Grange wines, the Penfolds Max's tier of wines are a tribute to former Chief Winemaker Max Schubert. Silky, savory, supple, and juicy; this rich Cabernet Sauvignon is a beautiful and nuanced red that elegantly expresses the Penfolds style. Balanced and rich berry flavors meld seamlessly with the perfect kiss of vanilla and warm spices. Buy two bottles, your friends will definitely want a second glass.