Thursday, November 30, 2006

Beauzeaux Red Wine 2005

Price: $8.98 @ Gary's Liquors (W. Roxbury)
Recommended by: our curiosity and cheesy advertising at the store

Comments: This wine (pronounced bozo!) is a fun, new California blend of 68% Zinfandel, 21% Syrah, 3% Petite Sirah, 3% Charbono, 2% Lagrein, 1% Valdiguie, 1% Grenache, 1% Tempranillo. (Takes a deep breath.) It had bold cherry and raspberry flavor, with a hint of cranberry and a smooth finish. It is quite comparable to several Spanish reds that we've tried recently. For the price, it is very nice. And it would be great for pizza night!

Rating: 6.5/10

Fancy Wine Frenzy

We're back down to Planet Earth after
enjoying a few really nice, expensive
es over the past few weeks. First
of all, Karie had an article
so we celebr
ated with our favorite wine
from our trip to Napa Valley -- Artesa
Reserve Merlot. Then, we traveled to
Philly for the Thanksgiving
holiday, where
we enjoyed three great Napa Cabernets --
Franciscan, Robert Mondavi, and Hess
Collection. Yummy! We loved all of the
Cabs, but Hess is still our favorite. Then
we returned to Boston and celebrated
our 5-year anniversary with a bottle of
Mount Veeder Cabernet. Since the
winery is near Hess on Mount Veeder

we were curious to taste the
difference between the two. The Mount

Veeder was amazing, with an interesting
hocolatey, earthy, tobaccoey
with hints of pencil lead. In fact,
we liked it so much that we
bought another
bottle to save for another year or two. Let's see
if it will last that long! We're going to have to
our habit of drinking expensive wines or
else head to law school.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Drylands Sauvignon Blanc 2006

Price: $9.98 @ Gary's Liquors (West Roxbury)
Recommended by: hype sign at Gary's
Comments: We were blown away by this wine. Matua and Villa Maria have been our favorite sauvignon blancs for a while, and we didn't think that anything could compete with them at that price range. This might. In fact, this might win. Drylands (Marlborough, NZ) has a wonderful grassy opening, followed by a bold, citrusy flavor. Rob thinks it has a hint of vanilla, but I think he's full of crap. :) However, we both agree that it's fantastic!
Rating: 8/10

Note: The 2005 vintage of this wine is #3 in Wine Spectator's Great Values of 2006.