Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Ultimate Endorsement Of A Wine

10 Winners

There is no higher compliment a wine critic can pay a producer than to purchase their wine.  So, you want to know what wines this reviewer really likes?

Here's what I've been spending my hard earned money on lately - and all of these score a strong 4.5 stars:

(Click on the wine to see the complete review)

REDS:
2007 Columbia Crest Grand Estates Merlot $10 - There's still some of the 07 out there.  Scoop it up.
2008 Senda 66 Tempranillo $9 - A sensational crowd pleaser that goes with almost anything. 
2009 Cameron Hughes Pinot Noir Lot 265 $18 - Once this baby settles down, it'll be a $55 Pinot @ 70% off.
2006 Crossbarn Cabernet $20 - What expensive Napa Cabs were once known for without the triple digit price.
2008 Quivira Zinfandel $20 - These guys are helping Zin out with its identity crises.
2008 Andrew Murray Esperance $30 - Sensational walk on the wild side.  Unusual and pleasing in every way. 



WHITES:
2009 Lapostolle Sauvignon Blanc $10 - Terrific warm weather go-to white.  Crisp, delicious, and everywhere.
2009 Wente Chardonnay Morning Fog $11 - Just a good goddamned bottle of Chardonnay at a very fair price.
2008 Chamisal Vineyards Chardonnay $14 - Striking.  Pure flavors unencumbered by interfering wood. 
2009 La Follette Chardonnay Sangiacomo Vineyard $30 - Boy, I love this wine.  Really, really love it.


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