Weekend Wine Reviews #2

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Are you a counter? I’m a counter. I countdown or up for everything. Like today, this is my last Sunday of summer. Now, you may argue that since I don’t go back to school until next Monday, technically next Sunday is my last Sunday. But I say that weekend is just a normal weekend, since I have to go to work on that Monday. So, it’s no longer a summer weekend, it’s a regular work the next week – weekend.

See, the mindless trivial musings that fill my brain on a regular basis? It’s amazing that I ever accomplish anything worthwhile.

So, on to something to cheer me up on my last weekend of summer. On to our wine reviews.


First up we have Kemblefield 2008 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough New Zealand, $9.99. They say: Passionfruit and gooseberry aromas combine with tropical fruit. We say: Excellent! Complex, citrusy, soft, buttery, long finish. Buy again – definitely.


PKNT Merlot, Chile, $7.40. They say: Crammed with plummy red fruits with a touch of tannin. We say: full up front, finishes quickly, mellow and smooth. Buy again – yes, definitely, well worth seven dollars and some change.


Little Penguin Merlot, 2007, Southeastern Australia, $5.70. We say: Smokey, berry, peppery, ends thinly and quickly. Buy again – yes, not bad at all for the price.


Rosemount Estate Sauvignon Blanc, 2007, Australia, $7.70.
They say: the wine delivers lively, ripe citrus and freshly cut grass aromas on the nose. The palate is dry, with vibrant, zesty fruit delivering a lively peak of varietal character and a long finish of kiwi and passionfruit flavours. We say: Citrusy, herby, watery weak finish. Buy it again – probably not.


Bohemian Highway California Pinot Grigio, 2007, $5.50. They say: zesty and crisp with refreshing aromas and flavors of melon, tropical fruit, and cool lemon/lime to finish. We say: light, sweet, peachy, smooth, citrusy finish. Buy again – definitely.

There you have it, the second installment of cheap wine reviews from people who have no idea what they are talking about, but still feel the need to say it.

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  1. says

    Sometimes, I DO think outside “The Box”! You know, forget the fermenty, liquid grapes that come in a carton, and opt for the “Worth It” in those nice bottles! Thanks for the marvelous review– I even took notes!

  2. says

    I love your last sentence…that’s how I feel about wine! I think your reviews are very useful, especially the white wine ones. I am all about cheap, good wine.

  3. says

    Your pictures are beautiful. They make each of the wines look special.
    I appreciate you tasting these wines for me and weeding out the not so great ones!

  4. says

    Oh no!!! Your last week of summer!!! Enjoy every minute of this week…every last one! {and thank you for the wine reviews, I am all about cheap, good wine!}

  5. says

    I found the Cline Zinfandel 07 at Trader Joe’s for $7.99. We tried it last night. We were pleased and will definitely buy it again.

    Where are you finding Bohemian Highway wines?

  6. says

    Great minds drink, er THINK alike! I had a bottle of the Boehmian Highway Pinot this weekend and also thought it was good for the money. Very crisp.

  7. says

    You must go back August 3rd just like we do!! I always pick my wine by the bottle. The cooler the bottle the better chance I will buy it. I am going to have to get that last bottle Bohemian it looks great!!

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