A Wine for Tonight: 2008 Magnificent Wine Company House Wine White

By Kori ~ July 29th, 2010.

Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that won’t break your budget and is widely available? Many of our readers have said this is something they would like, so here is this week’s selection, the 2008 Magnificent Wine Company House Wine White from the Columbia Valley in Washington State.

Our selection criteria include:

  • A very good Quality rating of >=3.5 stars (out of 5)
  • A price tag of <=$15
  • Must be widely available

Charles Smith of K Vintners founded Magnificent Wine Company in 2004. In the fall of 2006, a majority of Magnificent Wine Company was sold to Washington State-based Precept Brands. Magnificent’s flagship brands are the House Wines, a red Cabernet blend and this white Chardonnay blend. When people refer to a “house” wine, they generally mean something they would drink anytime with anything and that is affordable. That is exactly what these wines are designed to deliver. The House Wines have easily recognizable black and white labels.

“Bright honeysuckle, peach and floral aromatics swirl in the glass. Wonderful flavors of tangerine, pineapple and peach are layered on the palate. This delicious, rich wine is crisp and clean on the finish.” –Magnificent Wine Company

2008 Magnificent Wine Company House Wine White (Columbia Valley, Washington): 78% Chardonnay, 11% Riesling, 5% Muscat, 5% Gewurztraminer, 1% Pinot Gris. Very pale, almost watery, greenish straw yellow. Nice nose with floral, pear, and tropical fruit aromas. Pear, apple, and lemon peel come through on the palate. Dry, light-bodied and crisp with a long finish. Residual Sugar: 0.16%
Quality: 3.5 stars (out of 5)
QPR: 5 bangs for your buck (out of 5)
Where to buy: Fred Meyer (Seattle, Washington) $7.99; Available elsewhere, $12

Filed under: A Wine for Tonight, American Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Washington State Wine, White Wine, Wines Under $10, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25

Reader's Comments

  1. John Livingston | July 29th, 2010 at 10:17 am

    a note: Charles Smith does not make this wine anymore…he sold the whole House Wine brand to Precept brands about 2 years ago.

  2. Kori | August 3rd, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    You are correct. I was just giving a brief background on how MWC started but have added a sentence about Precept to avoid confusion. Cheers!