Updated: May 16, 2022
Hi guys! April 16, 2022 marked my two year anniversary of wine blogging. In honor of this milestone, I am super excited to share my 10 Wines You Need To Try based on the wines I've tasted over the past two years. Keep reading below to learn how I narrowed down my list and which occasion to enjoy these delicious sips.
If this is your first time visiting my blog, hello my name is Jackie and I'm a Napa-based Wine Blogger. I began my journey into wine blogging at the start of the pandemic in 2020 after receiving my WSET level 2 certification.
Like most wine enthusiasts our palate can change through the years but I can guarantee that if you drink good wine, you'll love my recommendations below.
Originally I had curated My 10 Wines You Need To Try list, however for my blog purpose and to get a little more detailed, I decided to split it by white/rose wine and red wine categories. Below is my "white wine" portion. Read my 5 Red Wines You Need to Try list here.
1. CHARLES HEIDSIECK, CHAMPAGNE BRUT ROSE RESERVE, $75
Starting off with my "Top Champagne Recommendation," because I'm coming in HOT. Listen, I was this close to replacing Charles Heidsieck with Veuve Clicquot Rose Champagne because the brand is more widely known and about the same price but if you ask me, Charles Heidsieck is better. (I do love my Veuve Clicquot, though) To read my full review checkout my blog post here. Bring this bottle to any special event or whenever you're feeling a treat yo' self moment.
2. CADE, SAUVIGNON BLANC, $35
My favorite Sauvignon Blanc? Hands down is CADE by PlumpJack Group. Each vintage has slightly different aromas such as lemon, lime, grapefruit & white flowers. On the palate, there is more vibrant citrus flavors followed by crisp acidity and a touch of minerality. Because this wine is fermented in stainless steel, French oak, and concrete, it has layers of complexity and the finish is absolutely fabulous. You can purchase this Napa Valley wine here.
3. SCHRAMSBERG, BLANC DE BLANCS, $40
My go-to sparkling wine for an affordable price point and value? Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs! Read my full review here. You can guarantee that this classic wine will have ripe green apple, and secondary aromas including brioche. This dry sparkling wine has the right amount of body and flavor and is a hit for any brunch or celebration with your loved ones.
4. CHATEAU MIRAVAL, ROSE, $20
When I think about which rose I would have to live with for the rest of my life, it's this one! I've had plenty of dry, still roses including another favorite of mine called La Ferme Julien, and the reason why Chateau Miraval stood out to me is due to the silky, fresh, and balanced flavor. A nice Provencal wine you need to add to your shopping list. Perfect for pool days, warm days, and even as a gift! Purchase here or at any major retailer.
5. TABLAS CREEK VINEYARD, WHITE WINE, $30
Tablas Creek Vineyard Côtes de Tablas Blanc is absolutely stunning and if you open this bottle at a party, it will not last long. It's a blend of four white Rhône varietals balanced by Viognier and Grenache Blanc with citrus flavor. A clean, fresh, and elegant white wine. Purchase your bottle here and read about my visit to their winery last summer here.
Click for my 5 Red Wines You Need to Try list here. Do we have any common favorites? Let me know!