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Perfect Fall Weather Wines

SharePaxton AAA Shiraz/Grenache 2010, Mclaren Vale, South Australia, $19.95 (149898) The triple A has to insure this wine is quality.  Cool fall days is the time for Shiraz.  It’s like watching Modern Family while eating a mon cheri with both arms in … Continue reading

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Smooth Saliva Producing Wines

ShareChâteau D’anglés Grand Vin 2007, Ac Languedoc La Clape, France $19.95 (286492) La Clape c’est très bon.  Like Sade dining on some steak au poivre.  It’s sweet and sophisticated and has a creamy mouthful with a peppery finish.  Pair this Smooth Operator … Continue reading

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2 under $20 Spanish Wines

ShareCasa De La Ermita Idílico Crianza Selección 2006, Do Jumilla, Spain, $19.95 (286161) A nice blend here from the Jumilla region of Spain.  Back to school and this wine reminds me of Sesame Street.  It has a nice round nose like Ernie, … Continue reading

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Portuguese Gem

ShareQuinta De Ventozelo Touriga Nacional 2008, Doc Douro, Portugal, $18.95 (657452) What a tasty, affordable number from Portugal here.  Its like Willy Wonka getting spanked with a basting brush.  Its got licorice, chocolate, and a whack of bruised herbs.  Delicious bottle to … Continue reading

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Sunshine and Hockey Playoff Wines

ShareMayu Reserva Carmenère 2009, Elqui Valley, Chile , $17.95 (90035) Second year in a row I’m on this Chilean.  You’ll love this if you love the stinky, full bodied wines.  This is like Marty Brodeur BBQing with his gloves on. … Continue reading

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Rain and Blood Wine

ShareC.H. Berres Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Kabinett 2008, Mosel, Germany $19.95 (207274) Kabinett is the least sweet category of Riesling.  I’ll put a few of these in my cabinet for sure.  Its like an unexpected sun shower on a steamy hot day. It … Continue reading

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Red Rioja and Greasy Rose

ShareHeredad De Baroja Gran Reserva 2001, Doca Rioja, Spain $21.95 (276113) Oh me oh my.  12 year old beauty Rioja here.  Like Hugh Hefner BBQing Portobello’s at the mansion.  It mature, smells like cooked mushrooms and popped cherries, and its silky smooth … Continue reading

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Sweet Sauvignon Blanc and Fruit Filled Valpolicella

ShareSeresin Sauvignon Blanc 2010, Marlborough, South Island, $21.95 (735043) Get a box full of this Sauvignon Blanc from the Kiwi’s.  Great nose of sweetness and wet stone, followed by a generous mouth watering acidity.     Throw on some Dave Matthews, chill … Continue reading

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Your Tongue Will Thank You For These Wines

ShareCoto De Imaz Reserva 2005, Doca Rioja, Spain $19.95 (23762) A real beauty from Spain for a buen precio.  In 2005 the tune “Drop it Like its Hot” was popular with the hip kids.  Like Snoop Dog in a sauna eating some … Continue reading

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I Gotta Good Feeling About These Wines.

ShareValle Reale Montepulciano D’abruzzo 2007, Doc Abruzzo, Italy $17.95 (216408) The region of Montepulciano D’abruzzo lies due east of Rome where the main grape is Montepulciano.  Not to be confused with the Tuscan region Vino Nobile di Montepulciano which is a wine … Continue reading

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