Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Bere 2009, Toscana, Italy - $10

I purchased this wine at Costco for $10/bottle. It is a blend of 50% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 25% Merlot. Wine Spectator and James Suckling both rated it 90.

Aroma - fruit and spice
Taste - fruit, tea, tobacco, moderate tannins

A nice wine for the price!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Cinco Denarios 2011, Rioja, Spain - $20

JB brought this wine to share during dinner last night. She received it from the Williams-Sonoma Wine Club - the retail price is $20 online. It's made of 50% Graciano, 25% Tempranillo, and 25% Garnacha.

Aroma - red fruit, hot (14% alcohol)
Taste - dark fruit, woody, leathery, strong tannins

A nice wine.