Category: $10

Any wine that typically retails for $10-$15

Monte Antico Toscana 2013 review by (PB)

Very light hue with aromas on opening of wonderful brioche, cherry fruit, cigar ash, and a touch of fresh grape. Palate–More angular on first impression than expected especially at this age.  Crisp acidity, with somewhat staid cherry, and not a whole lot else but remember this is right on opening and at cellar temperature. *I’ll…

Chateau de la Ragotiere Cuvee Amelie 2015 review by (PB)

Straw hue with aromas of sweet oily powder and gentle lemony hard candies with pineapple nuances. Rich creamy melon and apple touches. Palate–Bone dry, flint, lemony front with tropical fruit compote and a wet stone, finish that hangs on. A very nice Muscadet in the sharply acidic, flinty style.  Very nicely balanced with lovely bouquet…

Tapiz (Alta Collection) Malbec 2012 review by (PB)

Rigorously pigmented black cherry hue with aromas of sweet blueberry hints, yeasty bread, above the rim. In the glass  Sweet mint with cigar ash, and a dense, stuffy blackberry foundation. Palate–Dense consolidated flavors that are a bit angular with immature tannins that need a few more years on the shelf. Chunky structure that should mellow…

El Miracle “Old Vine Garnacha” 2014 review by (PB)

Nicely pigmented with a cranberry jelly hue and aromas of Sweet, dried cranberry, cigar ash, and more Palate–Juicy core of dried, crushed red berries with a beam of black cracked pepper, and a suggestion of dried red cherries.  It finishes it quickly. I may have thought this was a Malbec had I tasted it blind…