Great Summer Value Picks

Summer is not over yet!  We still have a couple of weekends, and my local NSLC store is clearing out stock and making way for new wines.  So I have picked up a few great wines for just a few dollars.  Sweet!

From the Mendocino County California comes a beauty.  Was $25.99, now $17.99, you’ll be hard pressed to get a better red wine under $20.   83% Zinfandel with some Sangiovese and Petite Sirah thrown in for extra smoothness, this wine will go with so many foods.   The grapes are the star of this show, fruit forward with hints of pepper and spice.   Run, don’t walk to your favorite Liquor store and stock up.  This was a great value at $25.99 – at $17.99 it’s a steal of a deal.



I’m putting these two babies side by side.  Sister wines from KWV are selling for $13.49 right now in Nova Scotia was $17.49).  And they are both big and bold and made for BBQ heaven.  The Shiraz is rich with a peppery spicy almost sweetness.  Perfect for a steak.  The Cabernet Sauvignon has dark rich fruit aromas with a hint of mint.   Great tannins and excellent length finish the wine, and this wine can hold up with any steak, or even pork, lamb, whatever you choose to throw on the grill.

Everyone knows how much I love a good Zinfandel, and an Italian Primitivo is a Zinfandel.  The wines from this region can date back to the 1700’s, and I’m told in this vineyard they could be 40 to 100 years old.  Lush, fruity and fragrant are 3 words to describe this gorgeous wine.  My friend Anthony told me about this wine, and it started at $19.99 and is now I believe $17.99, another food friendly wine that will go with pasta, grilled foods, anything.  Well balanced with flavors of raspberry, smooth finish from both French and American oak and an all around great wine.

Everyone who drinks red wine knows the Trapiche line of wines from Argentina.  We know Argentina has great wines at great prices.  Now imagine them on sale!!   The mountains in Argentina are 3500 feet above sea level and for some reason the wines that come out of Argentina tasted well aged, even though they tend to be quite young.  This blend of Malbec, Syrah and Bonarda offers flavors of cherries, blackberries, a hint of mocha and a touch of sweetness that isn’t sickly.  It’s light on the palate and a good deal at around $16 right now.

Get them while you can.  Great wines – great prices.

Next week I am going to be talking all about Italian wines.  My NSLC is doing a feature called Italia Vivo Vino so I’ll be featuring some great new Italian red and white wines.

Till next week, Cheers


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