Recommendations on Classic Examples

I know this is a broad topic, but does anyone have solid go-to recommendations for some of the classic varietals from different regions that won't TOTALLY break the bank?

I recognize that there is a lot more depth to each of these areas based on subregions and so forth, but just to get a feel for the differences on a broad sense is what our group is looking to start with before diving into each style with subregion and producer comparisons.

Thanks so much!


Bourgogne Blanc

Sancerre Rouge

Bourgogne Rouge

Left Bank/Right Bank Bordeaux

Australian Shiraz

S.A. Shiraz

Northern Rhone Syrah

German Riesling

Alsatian Riesling

Australian Riesling

Spanish Albarino

Southern Rhone Grenache Blend

Priorat Grenache

Rioja Crianza/Reserva/Gran Reserva



Chianti/Chianti Classico