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This is a nice little wine from the Douro, Portugal – A white blend that delivers a nice drink for under $9. I have had this a few times and the earlier bottle I had scored an 88 while this one I come in around 86. Try it and decide for yourself- everyone is different as my wife did not like this wine all that much and yet liked the D’arenberg Dry Dam Riesling which I was not fond of.
A nice wine from importer Jorge Ordonez, this is a Tempranillo from Spain and rolls in around between $12 and $13 a bottle.
One of my favorite producers out of Australia is D’Arenberg and this their $13 Dry Dam Riesling.
This wine comes from Portugal and is a red blend that delivers in a big way. For $6 you would be hard pressed to find another wine to compete with this. A medium bodied wine that has a nice brightness and just enough structure to bring it together. Portugal continues to bring some of the best value driven wines to the market so give some a whirl.
Barolo is crafted from the Nebbiolo grape and in years past were so tanic upon release that 10 plus years of aging were required before one would want to drink them. New wine making styles are not in place to cater to people wanting to enjoy these wines younger and younger. The USA is one of the fastest growing wine drinking countries in the world and we like to buy and drink. This wine checks in around $55 on average and can still be found on store shelves as Riserva’s are not released for several years after bottling.
A little Wiki for you
Barolo is an Italian wine, one of many to claim the title “Wine of kings, and king of wines”. This Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita(DOCG) wine is produced in the Cuneo province, south-west of Alba, within the region of Piemonte. The Barolo zone extends into the communes of Barolo, Castiglione Falletto, Serralunga d’Alba and parts of the communes of Cherasco, Diano d’Alba, Grinzane Cavour, La Morra, Monforte d’Alba, Novello, Roddi, Verduno, all in the province of Cuneo. Only vineyards planted in primarily calcareous-clay soils in the hills with suitable slopes and orientations are considered suitable for Barolo production. Barolo is made from 100% Nebbiolo. When subjected to aging of at least five years, the wine can be labeled a Riserva.
This is one of those must try wines of every vintage and this wine delivers sort of. This is no pop and pour wine, it must be allowed to breath and open up. Generally you can find this wine around $12-$14 a bottle. See the notes on the end of the video for my final review-
This is a nice easy drinking Sangiovese from Toscana which rolls in under $10 a bottle. This wine puts most chianti’s to shame under $15. A value wine that you can cook with and drink which is always a good combo.
Some how missed posting this so here it is late but finally making the lineup. This is the Rosenblum 2007 Heritage Clones Petite Sirah one of my favorite wines over the last several years. I am actually due for another bottle of this so perhaps a repeat video is due.