Recent Wine Reviews- One Man's Opinion of What Tastes Good!

Woodsey14 By Woodsey14, 28th May 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Are you like me and often find it difficult to find a good, inexpensive botttle of wine? Well, here are a few of my favorites. I hope they don't disappoint.

So Many Choices and Not Enough Reliable Information

I've often found it to be very difficult to find a reliable bottle of wine that tastes much better than it's price point. Over the past few years I've sampled, imbibed and ocassionally over indulged in the odd bottle here and there. Through all this I've found a few wines that have over delivered for their price points and a lot more that might have been better used as cooking wines. Well, in light of opening the odd failure of a wine, I've decided to write about the ones that I've really liked so that you, the reader, can confidently pull a cork or unscrew a twist top and know that the wine you bought will taste good. Without furthure adieu, here is the first part of what I hope will be a fairly regular review of some quality wines that I hope you, the reader will be able to enjoy.

Palazzo Del Torra

Palazzo Della Torre made by Allegrini is a wine that I absolutely love. It's an Italian red, that is made from a mix of Corvina and Rondinella grapes. Their technique is to have mix of freshly vinted grapes and semi dried amarone style grapes into their bottles. The net result is a fabulous wine. I'd call this poor man's amarone. It's an excellent wine and can be found for as little as $15 USD. For what you get at this price point, it's a bargain!

Razor's Edge

Razor's Edge is a Shiraz from McLaren Vale in Southern Australia. It's one of those wines that tastes as though you spent a lot of money on it, but in reality you didn't. It has a lot of body, a really good nose and most importantly, it tastes great. It's typically between $8 and $9 USD a bottle and in my opinion is a fabulous deal. Given it's taste it wouldn't be out of place if it was priced at $20+.

Franciscan Estate

Franciscan Estate Nappa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is the priciest wine in this entry at a price of $19 USD. That being said, the main thing that I have to say about this Nappa Valley wine is WOW! This wine is smooth to drink, tastes complex, has a great nose and a whole lot of body. This wine is comparable to others in a $40 to $60 range. If you are looking o really impress, this may be the wine you want to open. I know $20 may seem like a lot but it way overdelivers at this price point.

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Allegrini, Amarone, Bottle, Cabernet Sauvignon, Del Torra, Estate, Franciscan, Good, Nappa Valley, Palazzo, Razors Edge, Reliable, Review, Shiraz, Wine

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author avatar Woodsey14
Well, there's not much to say except that I'm a father, teacher, soccer player, fly fisherman, gardener, amature cook and coach. I enjoy good food, good drink, exercise, a job well done and of course, being a dad. As far as my writing goes, I'll pr...(more)

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author avatar Denise O
29th Jul 2011 (#)

I must give these a try. They are priced reasonably. Good information on wine. Nice read. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Val Mills
4th Sep 2011 (#)

Enjoyed reading this - I'll stick to the good stuff from New Zealand though :-)

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