Thursday, July 9, 2009

Delicious Recession-Proof Wines

I know. I know. This is the type of title that gets people excited but skeptical.
It's not uncommon to hear about recession-proof items. But what is uncommon is to hear about items that are bargain priced and don't have a catch.

My first one today is the Doña Paula 2006 Malbec. If you like flavourful and earthy reds, you'll certainly enjoy this one. With plenty of tannins and toasty notes, this Malbec has an intense body for you. The best part of it all: The cost. Find it in stores for $13-$17.

Castillo De Molina 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon demonstrates that Chile has plenty of great wines.
Although we most often hear about the Colchagua Valley wines, or the Don Melchores of the world, this Curico Valley Cabernet has plenty of oakiness and class to go around.
Look for those chocolate and raspeberry notes. All for $14-$18.

My third red review today is the Sebastiani 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon.
Dark blackberries and oakiness. Some nutmeg, and dry notes. Delicious!
Yes, it's affordable. $19-$23.

Now, I know I seldomnly write about whites. It doesn't mean I have something against them. It's simply that I don't enjoy them as much as reds.
However, I tasted a couple a few weeks back that made me think twice about not enjoying some more whites during this sizzling summer.
One from the West and one from the land of Australia:
King Estate Oregon Pinot Grigio - A bit dry and full of sparks. Hints of apple and cedar.
Brancott Marlborough New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc- Rich and crisp. Some butter, apple and watermelon. Both are priced in the moderate range of $15-$22.

The world financial crisis continues, unfortunately. However, that doesn't mean we shouldn't enjoy delicious, well-priced wines.

Continue the tradition. Salud!

Like or dislike this blog?
Suggestions are welcomed