Wednesday, November 28, 2012
If you like a fruit forward, oaked Chardonnay this Chilean might be your thing. It tastes of apple, peach and sweet melon. The reduced price of $7.99 reflects the fact that it's already slightly over the hill, although still drinkable.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Friday, November 23, 2012
It may be flying in the face of tradition, but we decided to open our Thanksgiving festivities with a Cava from Spain's Penedes region. Although designated a Brut, this non vintage bubbly is by no means brutally dry, having just enough of a floral bouquet along with red apple elements to make it go down very pleasingly. A nice holiday quaff for a reasonable $7.99.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Made by a cooperative in Spain's Rias Baixas, this white tastes of apple and citrus, with perhaps more than just a hint of pineapple. Nancy liked it quite a lot, I thought it was a tad too assertive for our veal cutlets. A reasonable buy at the special sale price of $9.49.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Still another red from Argentina, this Mendoza, produced by a huge combine, is a nice blend of plum, red cherry and vanilla elements and a slightly spicy finish. Fairly high in alcohol content. At the sale price, with the available three dollar mail-in coupon, it's a good buy at $6.99.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012
What this red blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre is, essentially, is a Chateauneuf du Pape which, because the vineyard is just across the Rhone, can't call itself that. It has many of the qualities of the better known varietal, although it's perhaps a little lighter in body. A very smooth drinking wine, and a good buy at the on-line price of $11.99.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Heavily oaked, and on the verge of being sweet, this CA star is not precisely to my taste, but will no doubt appeal to the majority of distaff Chardonnay lovers. At least, at the special price of $6.49, they don't have to feel that they're being taken advantage of.
Our friendly PSLCB has come up with a new gimmick: A number of selected wines from which, if you buy six bottles, you get a $15 rebate. A bit of higher math will tell you that this reduces the price by $2.50 per bottle, making at least some of these reasonably attractive in price. I took a flier on three different whites which I will eventually review, marked with an #.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
While this red Costieres de Nimes, in the far south of the Rhone region, is not quite up to the level of that vineyard's "Enfants Terribles", it is nevertheless a very nice, smooth drinking wine with plum and dark berry elements and a nicely acidic finish; and it doesn't cost nearly as much, $6.99, which establishes it as a bargain. A couple of marginal notes: at least at my usual outlet, this rang up at no less than six dollars more, so. as is always the case with PSLB, you have to keep track of your charges. And, (I suppose this was inevitable), when I googled "Mas Carlot" on the internet, I was directed to various used car lots.