Thursday, June 25, 2009

Great Value Wines, Part 2

Always willing to do my part, I have been trying lots of new (to me) budget friendly wines.  It involves a lot of long, thirsty research, but I withstand.  Hold the applause until the end please. LOL!

A couple of wines I enjoyed recently both fit the bill as good value and great tasting.  I love that kind of outcome to the research!

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First off, the Velvet Moon 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon.  This had a medium body and mild tannins.  Not as big and bold as some cabs, but nice and easy.  It actually went great with some homemade pizza.  This sells at Trader Joes for $5.99.

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Next up the 2007 Mirassou Chardonnay.  Now, I have seen this popular label in grocery stores, wine shops, etc. but never paid much attention to it.   The winemakers notes are as follows, and I really thought it was spot on.  I prefer low to no oaked chardonnays and this was perfect with just a very slight touch. 

winemaker's notes:

Our 2007 Mirassou Chardonnay exhibits intense aromas and flavors of stone fruits such as peaches and nectarines, as well as tropical fruits like pineapple. Secondary flavors of melon, pears, citrus, floral, and vanilla notes combine with a creamy mouth feel which culminate in a pleasantly concentrated finish.

This made a refreshing late Saturday afternoon sipper.

What’s a great wine you’ve had recently?

1 comment:

  1. I'm going to have to keep a lookout for these wines next time I go shopping. Yesterday I opened a tremendously inexpensive riesling from TJ's that was pretty good. It was pretty simple, but for $4 it made for a good, simple drinking wine.

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