In addition to its great price, there are two other things going for it. A great label. I know that I have cautioned against buying wine based on how much you like the wine but sometimes I am a bit of a hypocrite. But, this time, I didn’t actually purchase the wine based on the label but on a recommendation. That didn’t mean that I wasn’t enjoying the label – I truly was (and when I found the model for the label – a women drinking a glass of wine abreast a bear, I liked it even more).
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This bargain wine is made from certified organic grapes in Mendocino County. Mendocino County is a cool growing area just north of Sonoma and has long been a leader in the organic grape movement in the United States. What is great about this wine is that is is organic and can still be found for under $10. We paid $8.99 for it.
I know that I have warned you against buying bottles based on how much you like the label, which was something that I did with alarming frequency as a newbie. But, sometimes when I am at a good wine shop where I know and trust the buyer, I will indulge my love of beautiful labels. This bottle falls squarely within that category with it’s abstract label that provided a lovely contrast to the wine bottle itself. Luckily, this time, I won and bought a bottle that was not only lovely on the outside, but lovely on the inside as well.
We are pitting Cabernet Sauvignon from the famed Cabernet Sauvignon stalwart Napa Valley against Sonoma, its upstart, funkier neighbor to the West. Napa and Sonoma are separated by the Mayacamas Mountains.
This is a fun and flirty wine offered at an amazing price. While we were sent a sample of this wine, it retails for roughly $20 for a three liter box (4 bottles), which translates into $5 a bottle. It’s tough getting a good wine for $5 and this wine delivers. Plus, we really like the fact that it comes in an eco-conscious box with a spout, which made it the perfect wine for a family gathering.
As the warm weather turns cold, I turn my attention to bigger fruity red wines. For some reasons, big red wines brings comfort. Maybe it’s because big red wines go so well with stews and heavy meat dishes, winter staples.
Today’s Wine Wednesday selection comes from Mexico. Mexico? Yep. Mexico. The L.A. Cetto 2007 Zinfandel is from Valle de Guadalupe in Baja California, Mexico. Located northeast of Ensenada, the Valle de Guadalupe is Mexico’s largest wine producing region.
We apologize that this week’s Wine Wednesday is more like a Wine Thursday. We have a new writer that has taken over this column that has been having technical issues. I am resuming this week’s Wine Wednesday and bringing you a mighty fine wine from California (it’s not from any particular region because the grapes are sourced all over California).
Toad’s Hollow was a winery started in 1993 by Rodney Strong (of the Rodney Strong … Read more
We received a care package for Halloween from our friends at Hob Nob Wines with some vino and candy (two of our favorites). One of the wines was a 2010 Pinot Noir from the South of France (where after some research, it appears all the Hob Nob wines come from France). From reading this article, you may also remember how much I adore Pinot Noir wine and how difficult it is to find Pinot Noirs … Read more