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  • Writer's pictureNicole Leonetti

6 Wines from Whole Foods

I’ve loved Whole Foods for a long time now and I know I can always depend on them to have a good wine selection if I need to pick up a bottle (or three) when I am there. I’ve heard all of the jokes about Whole Foods being called “Whole Paycheck” – but when they have high quality food, great wine options, and surprisingly decent pizza I’m fine with it – take all my money! I went on a field trip with @erin_funfoodie to buy 6 fabulous wines. We went to the Porter Ranch location, and it was a beautiful Whole Foods! Here are the bottles I selected:

2021 Love You Bunches Rosé - $21.99: From Stolpman Vineyards in Santa Barbara County this refreshing rosé is summer in a glass and is made from a blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre. You'll get strawberry and peach flavors with a hint of citrus which all comes together perfectly!

2021 Crios Torrontes - $15.99: If you haven't tried Torrontes yet - this is your sign! Torrontes is popular in Argentina and this one has citrus fruit, passion fruit, and white flowers on the nose - with citrus, stone fruit and mineral notes on the palate. This was my favorite of the bunch!

2019 Jean-Marc Brocard Chablis Premier Cru - $44.99: I love Chablis, and this did not disappoint! This is a fabulous Chablis with citrus and white flower aromas and flavors of apple and pear with vibrant minerality and refreshing acidity!

2015 Viña Coterro Rioja Reserve - $22.49: At $22.49 this Rioja is a steal - Rioja is a Spanish wine made from Tempranillo and I got some chocolate notes on this one with red fruits and also a nice balance of black fruits as well. This is an easy drinking Rioja that I personally think goes well with a nice juicy burger!

2018 E11Even Petite Sirah - $43.99: From one of my favorites - Andrew Murray Vineyards in the Los Olivos AVA this Petite Sirah has aromas of blackberry, plum, and vanilla with summer fruits and mocha (yes, mocha) on the palate. You can also keep this one to age a bit so you have a nice surprise in a few years as this Petite Sirah continues to develop. You may want to buy 2 bottles - one for now and one for 2028!

2017 Albe Barolo - $50.99: This is one of my favorite Barolos! Super affordable - for a Barolo I mean. Barolo is made from Nebbiolo and this one has lovely aromas of black cherry, currants, and roses with cherry, raspberry, and baking spice on the palate - DELICIOUS!

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