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              GREAT VALUE WINES  see below...
 

Value Wines from Tasting Info!

 

Here’s a new section we’ll feature from time to time:  well-made wines of good value.

 In this case we’re looking at bargain/value red & white wines.

 The criteria are:  good, well-made wines under $15 worth more than their cost. 

We list at least one retailer, though there may be others.  Prices are approximate.

 

The Reds:

• Mauco Cellars 20001 Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon @ Coop/ Simple, smooth/$14

• Los Cardos 2001 Malbec from Argentina @ Wine Cottage/ Deep, rich/$10!!!

• Laguillou 2000 Cabardes from France @ Superstore/ Deep, intense fruit/$12

• Promessa 2000 Negroamaro from southern Italy @ Centre Street North/ Soft, fruity/$14

• Simon Gilbert 2000 Shiraz from Australia@ Crowfoot, WPK/ lots of fruit/$14

• Colle di Catone Rosata 2001 @ The Cellar / off-dry for salad, pizza or ?/ $14

• Robertson Shiraz 2000/ South Africa @ Willow Park Wines/$10

• Robert Skali 1999 Minervois @ Crowfoot/ Deep, rich flavors/$12

• Torres’ 2001 Rosado rose/ great summer sipper (pasta salad?) @ Kensington $12

• Altozano Crianza La Mancha @ J Webb/ Tempranillo, Merlot & Syrah, oak, spice $10

* Wally's Hut Shiraz, Nugan Estate, Aus / not huge, just good value / about $10

* Periquita by JM de Fonseca / Portugal / an old standby, the 2000 is great/ $12

* Mandolin a delicious new line from California (esp Pinot Noir & Zin) includes Cab, Syrah, Chard, Sauv Blanc at smaller stores (Sally's NW, Crowfoot, etc.) <$14

* Parsons Creek Old Vines Zinfandel 2001/ California/ surprisingly intense plum & tobacco flavors & only 13%/ great with burgers/ OK Liquor


The Whites:

• Swagman’s Kiss 2001 Sem/Sauv/Chard @ many stores/body,oaky $12.50

• La Vielle Ferme 2001 Cotes de Ventoux @ Superstore/clean, light $11

• Rawson’s Retreat from Penfolds 2001 Chardonnay @ W Park/ fruit, oak $10

• Fonseca Albis 2001 WPark & Kensington/Muscat & Arinto, honey fruit, balance  $10

• Parrina’s  2001 Ansonica from Tuscany @ J Webb/ floral, citrus, bone-dry $14

• Stoneleigh 2001 Sauvignon Blanc @ J Webb etc/ floral, tropical & yummy $15!

• Pepperwood Grove 2001 Viognier @ WPark/ light fruit style, classic taste/ $14

• Inniskillin 1998 Klose Chardonnay @ Crowfoot/ age gives it slight Reisling feel/ $11

• Dunavar 2001 Pinot Gris from Hungary @ Kensington/Wpark/ apples, great with salads $10

• Grand Prebois 2002 Rhone blend w Marsanne & Viognier @ J Webb/ lovely / $11

• Fetzer Echo Ridge 2001 Gewurtz/ Superstore/ like Muscat, perfect deck wine $11

* Mandolin Chardonnay & Sauvignon Blanc 2002 / California / clean, fresh under $14

 

 Any other suggestions?  Go to FEEDBACK & let us know…


This is a list of well made, low cost, high value wines handpicked by our Tasting Info Tasting Panel.  We’re certain you’ll be impressed but please feel free to email us your own finds by way of the
FEEDBACK PAGE.


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