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Screw Cap Wines for Caps Fans

Tuesday - 1/18/2011, 11:56am  ET

If you're looking for a crisp white wine to face off with, try the 2009 Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc Private Bin from the Marlborough region of New Zealand. For only $14, it has flavors of ripe gooseberry, passion fruit and crisp lime on the zippy finish. The 2008 d'Arenberg The Stump Jump - a blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre from McLaren Vale may be one of the best red wine values - just $11 - coming out of Australia today. This front line of three muscular grapes possesses a huge nose full of blueberries and blackberries. The 2008 Tempra Tantrum by Bodegas Osborne, a Spanish wine made from a blend of Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon, has juicy flavors of plum, blackberry and chocolate. It's $8 Another wine to try: The 2007 Perrin Reserve Cotes du Rhone Rouge ($11).