Sunday, August 9, 2009

Weekend Wine Reviews #3

It's time once again for another installment of cheap wine reviews. You all kind of seem to like my reviews, so I guess I'll just have to keep on drinking the wine. Hey, it's a tough job, but you know what they say about tough jobs.

Muirwood Chardonnay 2008, Arroyo Seco California. $9.99. Fruity and buttery. Excellent! Buy again: definitely.

Avondale Chardonnay 2006, South Africa. $11.00 They say: Big on the palate, crisp almost Sauvignon Blanc-like characteristics. We say - yes, it doesn't really taste like a chardonnay, but it doesn't really taste like a Sauvignon Blanc either. It's pleasant, but nothing special. Buy again: probably not.

Anakena Chile Suvignon Blanc, 2008. $7.99. They say: a crisp pale gold Sauvignon Blanc with fresh gooseberry and wild blossom aromas. Bursting with ripe fruit and freshness it has a lively style with a delightful finish. We say: smooth and light. The aroma promises a full flavor that the wine does not deliver. However it's a very pleasant, light, summer wine. Buy again: probably at this price!

Bodega Septima
Bodega Septima, 2007 Chardonnay, Argentina. $8.80. They say: a fresh and fruity wine with complex aromas of green apples and notes of pineapple and banana. We say: citrusy, Sauvignon Blanc-ish, buttery finish. Buy again: Yes!

There you have it! Let me know if you try any of these and if you like them or not! Feel free to disagree with me, to each his own and all that!


Joanne said...

My dad used to drink the red version of the Muirwood and he always liked it. I liked your focus on whites this week - my favorite type of wine.

Sippity Sup said...

Chardonnays can be so difficult to love. I think too many California Chardonnays are too Big. The oak is overdone often for effect U guess. GREG

the ungourmet said...

Thanks for the reviews. I don't think I have tried any of these yet.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I am looking forward to your reviews.

Marjie said...

So glad you're taking one for the team and tasting all those cheap wines! Someone must do it, indeed!

SweetPeaSurry said...

I love love your wine reviews!!! I'm always on the look out for a new lovely wine!


a good yarn said...

Sadly, I'm allergic to the preserative in wines so you can have my share too. I do enjoy your reviews though. Ann :)

Kat said...

My, I hope you are not drining all that wine in one day, haha!!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a fun post. Thanks for the recommendations. I'll keep my eye out for them.

Lisa said...

I like your photos. Wine glasses are so photogenic. And the wine tasting?...hey, there are worse ways to spend your time. I admire your commitment.