Saturday, October 28, 2006

Segura Viudas Brut Reserva

Price: $6.99 @ Blanchard's Jamaica Plain
Recommended by: wine seller at Blanchard's
Comments: We don't know Jack about champagnes, but we do know that Jack Bauer probably doesn't drink it. Nevertheless, we've been trying champagnes (sparkling wines, whatever) that are mostly Pinot grapes (Chardonnay, blah), but this Spanish one came highly recommended by the wine seller. It is a blend of different grapes, none of them Chardonnay or Pinot, and it is surprisingly tasty. It's a bit citrusy (lemon/lime/orange), and we would definitely get this again. Plus, the price can't be beat. (Rob wants to try it with sushi -- big surprise there!)
Rating: 6.5/10

Friday, October 27, 2006

Veramonte Primus 2003

Price: $14.99 @ Gary's Liquors (West Roxbury)
Recommended by:
our curiosity

This Chilean blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Carmenère is bone dry. The peppery, tobacco flavor is nice, but we don't know if it's worth $15. If you're going to pay this much, you might as well get a Napa Merlot (or J. Lohr).
Wine Spectator gave the 2002 Primus an 89 rating, so we might be full of crap.
Rating: 6/10

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Veramonte Sauvignon Blanc 2005

Price: $8.49 @ Blanchard's
Recommended by:
the price (plus, we want to try more sauvignon blancs from this region)
We were worried that this Chilean sauvignon blanc would be as unimpressive as Casa Lapostolle's, but we were pleasantly surprised. This wine has a bold grassy and citrusy flavor, with a nice acidity. We had it with Indian food, and it was a perfect match. Considering the price, this is a wine worth trying!

Rating: 6.75/10