Thursday, February 11, 2010

Bargains with great scores...

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2007 Columbia Crest Merlot Horse Heaven Hills H3....$11.99
"Dark, supple and generous with its blackberry and black currant flavors, which play against superfine tannins on an open-textured finish. Floral, savory overtones add depth. Best from 2011 through 2017.—H.S."
Rated 91/100 The Wine Spectator

"The vineyards in Horse Heaven Hills are the source and inspiration behind the H3 wines. The hills have been home to Columbia Crest winery for more than two decades, and it is this heritage, combined with innovative winemaking and vineyard knowledge that allow our winemaker to create wines that capture the unique terroir of the region." -- Winery

2008 Chateau Ste. Michelle Chardonnay Columbia Valley....$9.99

"Bright and jazzy, with pretty pineapple, grapefruit, elderflower and spice flavors that linger on the finish without excess weight. This just floats on for a while. Drink now through 2012.—H.S."
Rated 90/100 The Wine Spectator

“My goal with the Columbia Valley Chardonnay is to make it a pleasurable, food-friendly Chardonnay. This is a fresh, soft style of Chardonnay with bright sweet citrus fruit character and subtle spice and oak nuances. We blend Chardonnay grapes from vineyards all over Washington’s Columbia Valley to make this a complex, interesting wine. The sur lie aging gives it an appealing softness.”
- Bob Bertheau, Head Winemaker

Bodega Norton Privada....$21.99

"This polished Argentine red has lots of spice and fruitcake notes up front, followed by an ample core of raspberry ganache, fig bread and mocha. The long, well-rounded finish lingers with poise, despite the overall concentration. Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2012. 8,000 cases made. –JM"
Rated 92/100 The Wine Spectator

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