Crafted by Milano Winery in Mendocino, California, there are two versions: BigAss Red, which is described by the vintners as a “fun blend… that’s sure to put a smile on your face” and BigAss Blonde, “a crisp Italian varietals blend… lush and a bit creamy” It might just be the Kardashian of the wine world. For $16, it’s worth finding out.
The wildly popular red blend of Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon quickly gained momentum in the marketplace. Made by Keith Kenison, from Chateau Ste. Michelle, this everyday value wine delivers lots of black and blue fruit, along with cola and chocolate notes, framed by lovely vanilla. White is comprised of Chardonnay and Riesling. It shows lots of ripe citrus of grapefruit, fragrant cantaloupe and respectable amount of acid; a winner for the price
This provocatively named brand is located in the heart of Napa Valley, a stiletto’s throw from the charming town of Yountville. They deliver a menagerie of tasty choices for your threesome. Typically comprised of three varietals, the reds are often fruit-forward, borderline slutty. The whites show a similar style, not at all too subtle. The flavor profile lands somewhere between a salon and a saloon, pleasant and juicy, accompanied by heady aromatics.
Naked Winery, based in Hood River, Oregon, went all out with their sexed up labels, such as Booty Call, Hookup, Foreplay, Bareback, Blazing Straddle, Penetration, Climax, Sure Thing, Sweet Love, Tease and inevitably, Oh! Orgasmic. How “orgasmic” are the “Oh!” wines? If the price point is any indication ($45 whites and $80 reds) they better deliver a rip-roaring experience!
Named one Australia’s Greatest Value wines last year, The Ball Buster, is bottled by Tait Wines in Barossa Valley. Created specifically for the US market, this catchy name was chosen due to their importer’s urging Tait to come up with something unusual. With one of the proprietors’ favorite sayings on the label, and a price tag of $20, it’s a QPR (quality/price ratio) buy, not bust.