Requested by Jenny Lee


Thanks @JennyJLee. I love wine, but I'm *far* from being a pro—I just like what I like. I choose wine based on 1. The name—there are certain wineries/brands I know are reliable 2. I think the label is pretty or interesting 3. Price—tbh there are a lot of great wines for $10-$20 | Wine snobs: my descriptions may totally drive you nuts.
  1. 10.
    La Crema Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
    White wine's not my preference, but sometimes it just hits the spot. This one is smooth and crisp. Around $20, and La Crema is one of those reliable labels—I've never had a wine of theirs I didn't like.
  2. 9.
    King Family Vineyards Cabernet Franc
    I have a wine club subscription to this Virginia winery and I love when I get my quarterly delivery of 6(!!) bottles. This is one of my favorites. It's a light red, not sweet, and easy to drink. $24
  3. 8.
    Apaltagua Carmenere Rosé
    I avoided rosé for years because I thought it would be sweet like White Zinfandel (which, 😖). This is my second favorite rosé, tbh I don't know the name of my first, a Malbec rosé from one of my favorite restaurants. This one is fruity and dry, refreshing. Around $12 (clearly chose for the label and price point the first time I had it)
  4. 7.
    Bogle Pinot Noir
    Bogle is another go-to label for me. Their Pinot Noir is smooth, a little dry, easy to drink, and just yummy. Around $11
  5. 6.
    Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon
    Props to @bookishclaire for introducing me to this, her favorite wine, or at least her favorite to buy in stores. It's dry but fruity, and delicious. Around $15
  6. 5.
    Ravenswood Old Vine (or Vintners Blend) Zinfandel
    I love these both and honestly while I can taste a bit of a difference in flavor, I can't taste a difference in quality. They're both excellent, fruity, sort of "heavy" wines. $8-$20
  7. 4.
    Alamos Malbec
    I love Malbec. This one is a beautiful dark red, and spicy but fruity. Delicious, and at $9, so affordable.
  8. 3.
    Mendel Malbec
    This wine is 👌. Gorgeous dark color, fruity, smooth, dry, spicy—all things I love. Around $25
  9. 2.
    Deserves it's own list
  10. 1.
    A bunch of wines I've had in Europe and don't remember the names of