David M. Bueker wrote:I struggle with the idea of on-line ordering of a $15 wine.
Bob Parsons Alberta wrote:Nice to see a Verdejo note here, have posted a few in my time .
2009 Paternina Rioja Crianza.
Reports suggest that a new regime at Paternina are turning things around after a dismal past few yrs. I was quite surprised with this one so forumites should look around. I paid $22 Cdn and enjoyed with veal cutlet and mushroom sauce.
Light color, old world aromatics on the nose, earth spice some tobacco.
Smooth, soft, some sweet tobacco, nice aftertaste. Dried herbs, cherry, blackberry. Held up very well over three days.
Bob Parsons Alberta wrote:I would be really intrigued to see what is on the shelves at the local wine stores there in Normandy.
Hope horses have settled in OK
Howie Hart wrote:Hart Wine Cellar 2012 Vidal Blanc – semi-dry
Disclaimer – I don't generally like to post WTNs on my own wines, but just for a little fun, and since we're talking inexpensive wins this month, I thought I'd post about this wine as my entry for the cheapest wine. I've been buying these grapes (and Cayuga) from a grower about 5 miles from my home. He sells them to me for $5 per picking box, which translates to 50 cents per bottle for juice. A cork costs about 20 cents; a label less than 5 cents and if I give it away, I add a capsule, that costs about 12 cents. I recycle bottles, so I don't count that. Therefor, the wine is less than $1.00.
The wine is 80% Vidal and 20% Cayuga; 1.5% RS; 11.5% abv. Medium straw color. Nose of honeydew melon, grapefruit, and a touch of pineapple. Good acid balance and medium-long, full finish.
Note – I like to promote home wine making. I believe it enhances one's appreciation of wine.
David M. Bueker wrote:2009 Louis Jadot Moulin-à-Vent Château des Jacques - France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Moulin-à-Vent (3/13/2014)
Last time I had this (2/2011) I said I would wait 5 years to have it again. Well after 2 years I broke down, and it was a mistake. This is still dark and now it is into a brooding phase. There's still great depth, so I will try and restrain myself for the other three years before I open my other bottles.
Robin Garr wrote:Jean-Marc Brocard 2011 Saint-Bris Sauvignon ($14.99)
David M. Bueker wrote:Robin Garr wrote:Jean-Marc Brocard
I used to buy their Chablis for $15. It's now $25.
David M. Bueker wrote:At $25 Brocard's Chablis is not a good value.
David M. Bueker wrote:Well some $25 wines are still very good value. The Brocard Chablis not so much.
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