In this year’s Buying Guide, Wine Enthusiast, released a special “Best Buy” edition, the 100 Top Best Buy. “This list is our antidote to rising wine prices, the remedy For what ails us. All of these wines carry suggested retail prices of $15 or less, which makes it a list of brands, regions and varieties you can bank on to keep your palate happy and your wallet fat”.
Rutini 2009 Trumpeter Cabernet Sauvignon was ranked #69 with 89 points:
“Sweet, rich and clean, with molasses, fig and pure berry fruit aromas. Rich and saturated, but balanced, with blackberry, brown sugar and chocolaty flavors. Finishes fairly long, with spice and some complexity. A surprisingly good bargain Cab”.