Chime Willamette Valley and Erath Pinot Noirs

Chime Willamette Valley and Erath Pinot Noirs

Chime Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, 2007 Price: Retails for around $13.00 Impressions: Bing cherries, followed by a trace of tea leaves and tart strawberries in the mouth. This pinot is silky smooth and well balanced. A really nice wine at a fantastic price. Score: 18/20 Erath Pinot Noir, Oregon, 2009 Price: Retails for $19.00, although […]

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Blind Tasteapalooza #1 Cabs and Gruet Non-Vintage Blanc de Noirs

Blind Tasteapalooza #1 Cabs and Gruet Non-Vintage Blanc de Noirs

$20 Below Wines Gruet Non-Vintage Blanc de Noirs (New Mexico) Price: Suggested retail is $14.00 (I’ve seen this one for $11.00-13.00) Impressions: Attractive golden color with yeast, pear, and apricot on the nose. Light to medium-bodied with a shade of sweetness and a steady, lingering finish. An absolute killer deal at this price. Score: 19/20 Rodney […]

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Robert Mondavi Private Selection Cab and Creme de Lys Chardonnay

Robert Mondavi Private Selection Cab and Creme de Lys Chardonnay

$20 Below Wines Price: Suggested retail is $11.00 Robert Mondavi Private Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, California, 2010 Impressions: Dusty earth was the first thing that hit me, followed by cherries and bell pepper. Medium bodied. Little to no finish on this one. Score: 12/20 Price: Retails for around $9.00 Creme de Lys Chardonnay, California, 2010 Impressions: […]

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Columbia Crest Horse Heaven Hills Cab and Chateau Ste. Michelle Dry Riesling

Columbia Crest Horse Heaven Hills Cab and Chateau Ste. Michelle Dry Riesling

$20 Below Wines Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills, 2009 Price: Suggested retail is $15.00 (although I’ve often seen this wine on sale from $11.00 – $13.00) Impressions: Aroma of black currant, with a bit of smoke and pencil shavings. Blackberry and oak is plentiful in the mouth. Drinks like a cab 2x to 3x the […]

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