Great Wines Under $15

I love finding a good deal.   And that includes wine.  Recently I have had tremendous success with finding some great wines under $15.

This is one of my new favorite finds.  It’s Eye Spy Cabernet Merlot from Western Australia.  For a recent wine review, I gave this wine a 91 Rating.  I can’t remember the last time I gave a wine under $15 a 91, but this one earned it.     In the glass, this wine has a gorgeous rich plum color, and in the mouth juicy berries with a hint of leather finished with a nice oak.   55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot, this wine is a winner.  Fantastic with grilled pork.

You can check out that review here. http://www.nataliemaclean.com/winepicks/wine/eye-spy-cabernet-merlot-2010/182517

Here’s another winner I recently discovered.    It’s Rymill The Yearling Cabernet Sauvignon 2010.  From the Coonawarra region of Australia, this fruity soft supple wine is youthful, but still very bold.   With flavours of raspberry and chocolate,  there’s also a hint of herbs with the nice rounded tannins Australia is known for.    I loved this wine and will enjoy it again and again.  Again, very food friendly, especially with grilled foods and would also go great with aged cheddar.

What are the chances of finding a 2008 Reserve wine under $15?  The 2008 Castillo de Almansa Reserva is a blend of Tempranillo, Monastrell and Garnacha grapes.  Aged in oak for 12 months before bottling, it tastes of maturity.  With rich aromas of black cherry and licorice, and on the palate I could detect black pepper,  the wine finishes especially nice with a hint of vanilla and of course the oak.

So there you have it, 3 fabulous finds all under $15.   Until next week, Cheers!

Darlene

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