Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Affordable Red Wine

I recently bought a bottle of wine somewhere, and Norris opened it on Monday night to serve with our dinner....

It was a 2005 Estancia Monterey Pinot Noir......and Yum! I enjoyed it so much (but I was worried that it wasn't one of my cheap every day bottles - the kind of wine I stockpile) and I couldn't wait to go out and find some more to see if I could afford to buy a bunch.

I checked at the Thriftway where I usually shop. Hmm. Not there. Not at Trader Joe's. Finally after scouring the aisles at Fred Meyer, I found it on sale for $16.49, minus 10% for the 6 bottles I bought - so about $15.

I hope you try it and I hope you like it. It tastes a lot more expensive than it is!

Other red wine suggestions from Gourmet for everyday drinking

  • DeLoach Pinot Noir 2005, California $12
  • Gallo Sonoma Reserve Pinot Noir 2004 Sonoma County $15
  • TwoTone Farm Merlot 2004, California, $10
  • Bulletin Place Merlot 2005, South Eastern Australia $8
  • The Magnificent Wine Company House Wine 2005 columbia Valley $10
  • Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel 2004, Lodi $15

  • Caparzo Sangiovese 2004, Tuscany $14

1 comment:

April said...

I just finished "A Death in Belmont" a great read.

We finished the bathroom downstairs and are in the final stages of painting and installing flooring. Will let you know when we have the post production party!