This is the first wine from the shifty 2012 vintage in Bordeaux that I have wanted to review.
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Languedoc-Roussillon in the south of France stretches along the Mediterranean coastline from the east where it borders Provence into the west where it comes down to the Spanish border and the Pyrenees Mountains.
This is one of my favorite everyday drinking wines. It is from the superb Sicilian producer Planeta, one of the great little family-owned wineries making tremendous value wines from this historic island.
Wine: Valreas Cotes du Rhone Villages “Cuvee Prestige”
Critic picks two affordable wines as his tops for 2013; Kono Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is the white and Smashberry is the red.
Bouchon Cabernet Sauvignon is a fine dark ruby-red color with a semi-opaque spinel-red core going out into a light pink-colored rim definition with medium viscosity.
Take your pick from two very different, yet equally delicious bottles of bubbly. Both Champagne Bertrand Senecourt Special Cuvee Beau Joie Brut and Le Grand Courtage Grande Cuvee Brut Rose are a good way to celebrate the holiday season.
This Malbec from Argentina is an almost-to-good-to-be-true deal, arriving just in time for holiday celebrations.
DaVinci Chianti isn’t the most complex wine, but it is a very enjoyable drinking wine that loves good food.
Crawford Family Pinot Noir is a deeply opaque garnet-red color with a dense blackish-red core going out into a fine vermillion to pinkish rim definition with medium-high viscosity.
Wine: Vina Gormaz Tempranillo
Wine: Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz
Wine: Evohe Garnacha
Wine: The Velvet Devil Merlot
Wine: Alma Rosa Chardonnay El Jabali Vineyard
Wine: Prieure de Cenac Cahors
Wine: Meiomi Pinot Noir
Wine: Fat Bastard Pinot Noir
Wine: Lindeman’s Bin 45 Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine: Row Eleven Vinas Pinot Noir
Wine: Bodega Lurton Flor de Torrontes
La Granja wine is a deeply opaque purplish-red color with a dense core going out into a fine violet to fuchsia rim definition and fairly high viscosity.
Smashberry wine is a deeply opaque purplish-fuchsia color with a dense blackish core going out into a fine violet-red rim definition with high painted viscosity.
Wine: Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine: Cecilia Beretta Brognoligo Soave Classico DOCG