The lighter side: Five great wines for under $100

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With this issue Medical Economics introduces "The Lighter Side," providing you with lifestyle tips for your time away from your practice.

Five great wines for under $100:

1. Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 1er Grand Cru, 2009

Price: $83.99

The Wine Advocate describes the palate of this white wine as “stunning” and “very viscous in the mouth with tangy grapefruit, honey and white peach.” At 97 points, it’s one of the highest rated wines, while remaining at an affordable price.

2. Cune Rioja Imperial Gran Reserva, 2004

Price: $63.00

Named Wine Spectator’s 2013 Wine of the Year, this Spanish red wine may be hard to find. Rioja made only 4,000 cases.

3. Saint Theodoric le Grand Pin Chat du Pape, 2011

Price: $74.99


This full-bodied red wine has “gorgeous fruit, solid mid-palate depth, and an elegant, ethereal texture that flows through the lengthy finish,” according to the Wine Advocate.

4. Christophe Bonnefond Les Rochains Cote Rotie, 2009

Price: $94.99

International Wine Cellar says Christophe is “pure and elegant but deeply concentrated, with a pliant, velvety texture to the complex red and dark berry, floral and mineral flavors.”

5. Chateau Garraud Lalande de Pomerol, 2010

Price: $24.99

Total Wine named this its top wine of 2013. It recommended pairing this full-bodied, red wine with red meats and assorted cheeses.