Sunday, September 28, 2008

Nutritious Bargains

I've found a positive bargain - and to boot, the Cline, Syrah, Sonoma County, 2006 must be good for you as it is so fruity it has to be loaded with minerals and vitamins! (ha ha). More realistically, it is so extracted that it at least must be loaded with antioxidants. Nice dense colour. Explosive blueberry/boysenberry nose. Straightforward fruit bomb palate plus some added spiciness (?nutmeg) and pepper. All for $13. This is good wine and a bargain.
Next up - a couple of Chileans. The Santa Alicia, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gran Reserva de los Andes, 2003 is deep in colour with a pure cassis nose and palate (and just about nothing else!). Powerful and rich style. Good. Not disappointing for $20.
The Terra Andina, Altos, Syrah-Cabernet Sauvignon, 2005 is also from the Maipo valley. This one has a more cherry profile, is not quite as full bodied as the Santa Alicia but the fruit feels (tastes!) slightly more complex. Another good wine worth the money ($19). Cheers!!


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