"Bright red. Smoky cherry and dark berry aromas are complemented by candied licorice, dark chocolate and zesty minerality. At once silky and lively, with impressively complex cherry and dark berry flavors joined by an exotic floral pastille quality on the finish. This boasts remarkable focus and persistence for the price."
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
So this is the bottle of wine that got rated Best at the wine tasting last Saturday (note the rubber band holding the voting slip).
There must have been a dozen different reds for our sipping and tasting pleasure—and NO duplicates! I’m sure there were an equal number of whites upstairs, but I never ventured up there, being quite satisfied with the variety on the lower level—and the food. This little number cost under $7 at Costo, according to Maureen. Quite the bargain! Garnacha de Fuego. Let me know if you try some.
Runner up was a bottle of red that had a big orange question mark on it. That’s right—no name—just a big orange question mark! Easy to remember.
We are currently enjoying a California merlot from Bogle Vineyards that sells for just under $10. And an old fave: Columbia Crest Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon (even cheaper than the Bogle).
We always enjoy trying something new and different, so tell me:
What’s your favorite ‘cheap’ wine?