Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sandeman's 30 Year Tawny Port

I got this wine as a sample. It retails for around $75 or so and comes in a pretty nice wooden box. I can only assume that this is meant for gift giving...We opened this with our neighbors and a couple of friends, and I can report that it was delicious. Full of nutty, raisined flavors with a backbone of plums. Good balance and a persistent finish. The $75 actually isn't as much as it sounds like because if you're like me, a bottle of Port tends to stick around for a couple of weeks. You can only drink so much Port at a time. 

Friday, December 9, 2011

Recent Wines

For 12$ in a magnum? Cheap. Not that bad. Perfect for lots of people. 
Pineapples. 6$. Good value.
Not worth the $10, although I guess for mediocre 10$ California Pinot it over-delivers, which isn't saying much.
For 6$ at Costco, this is a better deal. Still this wine kinda sucks. 
Definitely worth the 7$. Good value, nice and ripe with a little green streak. 
 Same deal as the Carmenere. 
 Eh. Kinda disappointing. 
 Osteria Mozza is the shit. The Frappato that we had was delicious, as was the food. 
I've had about a dozen bottles of this wine, because at 3.99 it's really not that bad. 
16$ or so. Had two bottles first was better than the second. Nice savory elements, fair amount of tannin, big and fruity. I don't know that I'd buy another bottle.