Sunday, September 20, 2009

Weekend Wine Reviews #6

Hell N Back
Pacific Edge 2006, Hell "N" Back Zinfandel, $8.99. Again another wine bought for the name alone. We found it to have notes of berry, pepper and with a medium body. This was an okay wine, nothing to get ecstatic about, but at $8.99 a pop, we'd buy it again.

Cold Water Creek
Cold Water Creek, 2007 Chardonnay, Napa Valley, $9.99. We say: pear, melon, butterscotch, soft, light, creamy. Buy again: definitely!

Conte Priola
Conte Priola, Pinot Grigio Veneto, Italy, $6.99. They say: aromas and flavors of lemon, apples, and tangerine. Light bodied and crisp. We say: Very light, weak, watery, with a hint of lemon. Buy again: no.

Cline
Cline Viognier, 2007, California, $10.30. They say: loaded with peaches, apricots, floral and citrus notes. We say: citrus, floral, peachy, smooth, creamy, excellent!!! Buy again: definitely!!

There you have it, cheap wines for cheap people. Is that offensive? Okay, how about, inexpensive wines for frugal people.

10 comments:

lakeviewer said...

Wonderful! I shall note these. Thanks for your visit. I discovered your book reviews blog as well.

raidergirl3 said...

cheap wine for cheap people

I'm not offended at all:)

- and just to put prices in perspective, in my province we are so heavily taxed on spirits, that the absolute cheapest wine I could probably buy at the Liquor Store would be 10.99, and that is most likely one on sale. No bottles of wine under $10.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I look forward to your weekend wine reviews!
Now I have a couple of new choices for my wine bar.
Keep 'em coming!

Lori Lynn said...

My cousin got married at Cline Cellars. It was so beautiful, and the wines excellent. Say Pam, if you have time stop by my blog to see photos and food. I think you would enjoy it.
It was on Nov. 5 of last year. I don't want to leave a link, I think that is kinda spamy.
Lori Lynn

Pam said...

I'll be looking for these wines to try - I love a good but cheap wine.

Paula said...

I'll gladly have a glass of that Cold Water Creek Chardonnay! I know zip about wine, so these reviews are quite helpful. If I ever need wine, I usually just as the wine steward at our grocery store for help. Now, I will be able to actually go look for something! Now I need to find something to toast to! :-)

Joanne said...

Frugal sounds so much nicer than cheap lol. I feel like it is assumed that cheap people have money to spend but don't want to spend it, whereas frugal people have very little money and are thus careful about how they spend it. Very different!

I really like the sound of that Cold Water Creek!

Cindy said...

Have been enjoying your reviews. I make note of a few and look for them when I want to try something new. Cold Creek gets added today.

Thanks!

Carolina said...

What a great idea to post your wine-reviews. Big smile about buying wine for the name alone. I've bought a couple of bottles 'Fat Bastard' rosé. I mean, you have to taste that don't you? It wasn't too bad. Sadly the shop where I bought it, doesn't have it anymore.

http://www.fatbastardwine.com/our-wines-detail.php?wineryID=9&varietalID=26&wnme=

Carolina said...

Oh, and if you click on the Fat Bastard link I've left you, check out 'our story'. Quite funny.