May 22, 2014: 2006 Khroma Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon $15.99

Price: $15.99

Country: California, U.S.

Taste: Ripe, juicy blueberries and vanilla spice take the flavor lead, followed by hints of oak. Khroma’s winemakers say that this red wine is well-balanced enough to spend some time aging at home, if you like. In short, the wine smells like homemade blueberry preserves and tastes like a mouthful of dark fruit with hints of vanillin and oak spice

Food pairing: Boldly flavored foods or alongside a big hunk of blue cheese with assorted crackers and fruit. Or you can also try it with a juicy burger piled with blue cheese or pizza with oven-roasted tomatoes and brie.