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La Mano Mencia Roble Red Wine 2012

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La Mano Mencia Roble 2012 is a red wine grown in Northwestern Spain. A smooth and wet wine with pepper and fruit tastes it maintains soft tannins. Aged in oak barrels for at least three months it provides quality for the price. The aroma is fruit and berry mixed. As a wine it has a wet and low level aftertaste which raises its appeal.  This wine was one of the specials you find in Trader Joes or other trendy stores and sold for $3.00 putting it in most people's price range. It normally retails for around $10. The special display that runs consistently offers an excellent opportunity to try trendy wines without breaking the bank.  Considering that it has won the  Los Angeles Wine & Spirits Competition awarded the 2011 vintage Gold Medal and the Mundus Vini awarded Gold you won't be disappointed.  I have a personal preference for wines that are easy on the palate and are either wet or slightly dry. I am not really into the heavier wines unless it is blended and cured ju

Wine Review: Lindeman’s Bin 45 Cabernet Sauvignon

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Wine is served on dinner tables across the country with a tradition that predates the founding of the country. Early settlers brought wine vines with them on their travels.   Wine lovers regularly seek to find new varieties of foreign and domestic productions to experiment with. Lindeman’s Bin 45 Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 offers an exciting option at a price only your local market can provide.   A true table wine ready to serve for most dinner functions. Lindeman’s Bin 45 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is a bright red wine with high viscosity and long legs. In the glass Bin 45 contains current flavors, dark berry, vanilla, spices and oak. A smooth start and higher tannin finish with a reasonable level of acidity. A well balanced wine that retails for under $10. It pairs well with most meat dishes making it versatile for most home uses.  The growing region of southern Australia has warmer interiors and cooler exteriors. The type of soil in the region has an impact on the taste and

Wine Review: Nothing Wrong with a Mad Housewife

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On an occasion, a Mad Housewife is a good thing! No…we are not talking about the cold shoulder and the burnt fruitcake. The Merlot Mad Housewife by Mad Housewife Cellars in Manteca California is a ripe fruity medium-bodied wine that maintains a smooth disposition despite its quick legs and burgundy red cheeks. With plumb, blackberries and vanilla mixed with a touch of spice you will find the taste pleasing. Their philosophy matches their wild style.  “Above all else, wine should be fun, relaxing, and something you can afford to look forward to at the end of each and every day. This is your time. Time to enjoy a moment to yourself. A moment without the madness.”  To them, every homemaker may need a little time off. It s body and taste is something that would go well with a little greasier food. This is not to mask the quality but to complement their offering. Think in terms of steak, bacon, hamburgers and kabobs. It is a backyard or everyday type wine at a wholesale price.

The Taste of Fetzer's Merlot-Earth Friendly

Fetzer’s Merlot is a dry wine of plumbs, blackberry and cherry taste. It is has a deep ruby red appeal and pairs well with cheese, seafood, poultry, meats, and spices.  The wine is an everyday table wine that can be used for the casual occasion. Its price is relatively inexpensive allowing for it to be an affordable alternative. Wine Facts: Acidity: .63 grams/100 ml PH: 3.42 Residual Sugar: .5 grams/100 ml Alcohol: 13.66% ABV Make up: 77% Merlot, 7% Syrah, 7% Petite Verdot, 5% Carignane, 3% Petite Syrah, 1% Cabernet The best part about this wine is that they use sustainable practices. This includes a 10,000 squarefood administrative building built off of recyclable materials, rammed earth construction with solar panels, and maintains the largest wine array of solar power in the industry. This provides another reason to make Fetzer one of your wine choices.  Wine tasting often relies on the tart and sour taste and how it balances out sweetness and bitt

Let’s Get Gnarly with Gnarly Head Cabernet Sauvignon

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Gnarly Head Cabernet Sauvignon is an easy drinking wine that is light to the taste and soft to the taste buds. Big fruit and dark cherries mixed with an oak flavor. With 14.5 alcohol content and a PH level of 3.51 the taste doesn’t knock your socks off or make your hair fall out. However, it is hardy enough to make your event just a bit more interesting.  Most reviews rate it right around the center of taste and quality. Yet with a grand price tag of $8.99 I think it is worth at least one bottle. Of course, your eye will be drawn to the red label with a gnarly old vine sprouting grapes. This is label fits the brand as the wine is made from older grapes, which encourages it have more flavor but less grape clusters per bunch.  Cabernet Sauvignon is a relatively new wine on the market as it first made an appearance in the 18 th century in Chateau Mouton. As legend has it the Baron De Brane ripped up white wine grapes and planted a red wine grape by the name of Vidure. From

Wine Review: Merlot by Berenda Road

Seeking out the perfect but affordable wine is never an easy task.   The trail in the woods is never easy to find and seems to be covered in the leaves of many alternatives. Occasionally kicking up these leaves an opportunity to find one or two, which are worth trying, come around. Some are generic and offered in every cheap liquor store while others may be more specialized and home grown.   However, finding an affordable Merlot that does not make your mouth pucker is worth it-especially if it is under $12 a bottle. In my life I have tried both expensive and cheap wine and have been pleasantly surprised by both. However, as the economy drags in its passive growth many might appreciated some advice on some everyday table wine. Berenda Road Merlot 13.8% Alc. has a fruity and wet taste with enough spice to make it interesting. It may take you a while to feel light headed but it still offers a reasonable taste for an over-the-counter price. The Berenda Road wine was processed us