Wines You Absolutely Must Try

Sharing some of our favorite wines that we believe are absolute must try wines! Perfect for celebrating life’s big and little moments. 

Must Try Wines 2019 | Louella Reese

Since being married to Joshua my love for wine has grown. Prior to Joshua maturing my wine palette I only sipped on champagne or prosecco. However, recently I find myself being drawn more to white wines and even the occasional red wine, Joshua’s favorite. We still sip our favorite champagne or prosecco on special occasions but a glass of wine in the evening or with a delicious home cooked meal has been our more recent go to. Since we have had the opportunity to try several different wines recently due to collaborations, I wanted to share some of our favorites. Wines we find ourselves purchasing now or looking for when going out to dinner. I have also included a couple of favorites we have found from dining out or were introduced to by family or friends. 

Absolutely let me know if you try any of these after reading today’s post. I would love to hear what you think! Also, comment below and share some of your favorites. We would love to give them a try!

Must Try Wines 2019 | Louella Reese
Must Try Wines 2019 | Louella Reese

Our Favorite Must Try Wines 


Risata Rosé: crisp sparkling wine with aromas of strawberry, raspberry and delicate floral notescost per bottle: $16.99

Caprene Malvolti Rosé Cuvee Brut: Medium-bodied, dry. Rosy color and a nose and palate of berries and cherry. Floral notes on the full finish. Drink alone or with savory dishes as well berry desserts. cost per bottle: $5.99

*Cleto Charlie Brut de Noir Rosé: Lively froth, red currant colour, fine and abundant perlage. Intense and fruity scent, neat taste with feelings of wild berries. cost per bottle: $15.99


*Risata Prosecco: aromas of peach and pear which lead into juicy flavors of Pink Lady apple, citrus and white peach. The bubbles are fine and persistent. Enjoy with hors d’oeuvres, sushi, salty snacks or fried chicken. cost per bottle: $17.99

*Freixenet Cordon Negro: a light, modern Cava with a very refreshing style and lots of bubbles that really last. When you taste it, you’ll pick up hints of citrus fruit and an aroma that reminds you of both apple and pear as well as peach, melon and pineapple. cost per bottle: $8.99-12.99

Carpene Malvolti Prosecco: Persistent, fine bubbles with delicate pear and apple flavors. Fruity, faintly sweet finish. cost per bottle: $14.99

White Wine

*J.Lohr 2017 Riverstone Chardonnay: exhibits youthful hues of light to medium straw. The enticing aromas are reminiscent of peach, nectarine, marmalade, yellow floral, baking spices, and honey. Those aromas echo on the palate and are complemented by orange and apricot, and balanced with a creamy texture from aging sur lie. Flavors of crème brûlée and a touch of oak can be found on the long finish cost per bottle: $14.00

Ava Grace Pinot Grigio: zesty and bright, with stone fruit aromas. A crisp, medium-bodied mouthfeel is rounded out with flavors of honeysuckle and lime that envelop the palate. cost per bottle: $7.99

Ava Grace Sauvignon Blanc: boasts notes of tropical fruit flavors and balanced acidity. Fresh aromas of grapefruit, gooseberry and melon fill the nose while the rich body leads to a refined finish on the palate. cost per bottle: $7.99

Red Wine

Christmas at Biltmore Red Wine 2018: soft and fruit-forward with flavors of berry and spice. It is an excellent complement to your favorite holiday dishes including ham, turkey, and blackberry pie a la mode. cost per bottle: $11.99

*J. Lohr Estates 2017 Falcon’s Perch Pinot Noir: Wild strawberry and sage on the nose are followed by bright rhubarb, camphor and bittersweet chocolate on the finish. cost per bottle: $17.00

J. Lohr Estates 2016 Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon: layered aromas of black currant, blueberry and cherry are accentuated by an authentic barrel bouquet of hazelnut, cocoa powder, and dark roasted coffee. High-toned red berry fruit strikes the fore-palate, and follows with bright acidity and a full structure that is both dense and soft at once. cost per bottle: $17.00

* are our favorites in each category 


  1. Lisa Autumn wrote:

    Oh they sound delish!

    x Lisa |

    Posted 1.21.19
  2. Jae wrote:

    I heard Justin Pinot Noir is really good! I have yet to try that one.

    Posted 1.21.19
  3. I love a good rose!
    Thanks for coming up with this great list 🙂
    XO Amanda ||

    Posted 1.21.19
    • Right there with you lady! Of course – thanks for checking it out!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 1.21.19
  4. Laura wrote:

    I need to develop a better wine palette myself! I hate dry wines so I always just order or get what I know (which isn’t a lot, lol). Hope your week is amazing:)

    Black Coffee Beautiful

    Posted 1.21.19
    • Definitely takes some time! Hopefully you can find some new ones you like! Thanks gal – I hope yours is as well 🙂

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 1.22.19
  5. Morgan wrote:

    Next girls night we should do our own little wine tasting! I haven’t tried so many of these!

    How 2 Wear It []

    Posted 1.22.19
  6. Cathy wrote:

    These all sounds amazing, I will have to check them out. I never know what to get when I shop for wine, this will help!


    Posted 1.22.19
    • They really are and you absolutely should!! So happy this helps 🙂

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 1.22.19
  7. Anabelle wrote:

    My 21st birthday is coming up and I will definitely be trying these!

    Posted 1.22.19
  8. Stephanie wrote:

    This is a dangerous list for me 😉 Wine is such a treat, and my husband and I both really enjoy it. In fact, our honeymoon was in Charlottesville doing wine-tastings! I gotta add these to my “to try” list!

    Posted 1.22.19
    • Haha uh-oh! Oh I absolutely love that – such a sweet spot for a honeymoon!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 1.22.19
  9. MMM!! A post all about wines!! Can’t wait to try!!

    xoxo Sarah

    Posted 1.22.19
  10. Rachel wrote:

    I am a huge wine drinker but honestly don’t know much about it! Silly, I know! One of my goals in 2019 is to learn more about wine and why I like the ones I do. Adding a few of these to my list!


    Posted 1.22.19
    • 100% with you on that! Definitely learned a lot in 2018 thanks to the husband but could use many more lessons! Here’s to us making it happen in 2019!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 1.23.19
  11. Kileen wrote:

    Such a great list babe, definitely need to add this to my list of wines to try!

    cute & little

    Posted 1.22.19
  12. Greta wrote:

    I’m a huge red wine lover! Thanks for the recommendation!

    Posted 1.22.19
  13. I love white wine & Prosecco, I haven’t tried a few of these brands, I’ll give them a go!

    Posted 1.23.19
  14. Nailil wrote:

    This is great. I love wine but at times! The problem is that when I want something new, I’m not even sure what to try.

    Xx, Nailil

    Posted 1.24.19
  15. Ruthie Ridley wrote:

    These sound amazing! I wanna have wine with you!!!

    Posted 1.25.19

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