Great Wines For The Fourth Of July At Very Good Prices For High Quality
by John Mariani
“I’m assuming most Americans’ Fourth of July parties will include a lot more hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken wings than filet of sole, so here are some very good bottlings that go well with that beloved trio and won’t cost much either.
Argyle Pinot Noir 2017 ($27)—It’s not easy finding a Pinot Noir of this quality under $30, and Argyle makes it entirely from its own estate grapes from the Lone Star, Knudsen and Spirit Hill Vineyards in Oregon’s Dundee Hills in the Willamette Valley. It has body but is not heavy or overly alcoholic (14%), meaning you’ll savor the fruit and peppery notes that will go so well with beef franks on the grill and the buttered corn on the cob.”