Here in California, it takes all kinds.
Take it from Bear Flag Wine, a blends-only label from young Central Valley makers Beth Culter and Hillary Forbess that’s just making its debut.
Red #1, Culter’s babe, is a deep, layered, and unexpected mix of zinfandel, alicante bouschet, merlot, and tempranillo revolving around petite sirah.
And then there’s Forbess’s plush, fresh, and peachy White #1 involving chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, symphony, French colombard, and muscat.
No need to fight over which to try first; each is less than ten bucks.
Making it that much easier for everyone to get along.
Available at Colony House Liquor, 22523 Pacific Coast Highway, off Sweetwater Canyon Road, Malibu (310-456-3327); Liquor Time, 7873 Santa Monica Boulevard, between North Fairfax and North Orange Grove Avenues, West Hollywood (323-654-5283). For more information, go to bearflagwine.com.