Category Archives: Good Value

Fuerza Ego Bodegas 2011

$12.99 Jumilla, Spain PLCB Code# 33974   The 2011 Fuerza is mainly Monastrell with 25% Cabernet Sauvignon fermented traditionally and aged 12 months in barriques. The nose shows a mixture of esparto grass, Mediterranean herbs, paprika and tree bark over … Continue reading

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Tamarack Cellars Merlot 2010

 $24.99 Columbia Valley, Washington PLCB Code# 38575 Taut and compelling, packed with focused, licorice-scented blackberry and wet earth flavors. A fine layer of tannins drapes like a veil over the long finish. Best from 2015 through 2020. 900 cases made. … Continue reading

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Schild Grenache Muorvedre Shiraz Barossa Valley 2012

$14.99 Barossa Valley, Australia PLCB #38883 Dark, focused and distinctive, with smoky, licorice-accented plum and currant flavors, dancing with relative lightness over refined tannins on the harmonious finish. Grenache, Mourvèdre and Shiraz. Drink now through 2019. –HS 90 Points Wine … Continue reading

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Cameron Hughes Lot 318 Meritage 2010

$11.99 Atlas Peak, Napa Valley, California PLCB #33531 Comprised of 64% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 1% Petit Verdot, Cameron Huges’ Lot #318 was entirely sourced from Napa Valley’s Atlas Peak AVA. The wine is medium-bodied with … Continue reading

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Di Majo Norante Aglianico Contado Riserva 2010

$14.99 Molise, Italy PLCB #43505 The estate’s 2010 Aglianico del Molise Contado is another wine loaded with personality. Scorched earth, tobacco, incense and smoke are some of the many notes that wrap around a core of intense fruit. Dense, rich … Continue reading

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Roots Run Deep Educated Guess Cabernet 2012

$19.99 Napa, California PLCB Code# 48843 I usually don’t entertain wines with catchy names (i.e. Fat Bastard, Barefoot) but after passing over Educated Guess a few times at Costco, I decided to give it a chance. And wow,that just sounded … Continue reading

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Altovinum Evodia 2013

$9.99 Calatayud, Spain PLCB Code# 43553 A custom cuvee from Eric Solomon, Altovinum’s 2013 Evodia is made from 100% old vine Grenache (some of it 100 years old), planted at 850- to 950-meter elevations in pure slate soils. It is … Continue reading

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Mendoza Vineyards Unsung Hero Malbec

2011  $13.99 (original price $42) Mendoza, Argentina PLCB Code# 72472 The 2011 Unsung Hero Malbec from Medrano is fermented in barrel and tank and aged in French Nadalie barriques for 12 months. It has an attractive, refined bouquet with earthy, … Continue reading

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Argiolas Costamolino Vermentino di Sardegna 2013

$14.99 Sardinia, Italy PLCB Code#  43508 A stony base note underscores the flavors of apple, rose petal, melon and spice. Creamy and pretty, with citrusy acidity for balance. Drink now through 2016.–AN 88 Points and a Smart Buy Wine Spectator … Continue reading

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Vina la Reserva de Caliboro Erasmo 2009

$12.99 Maule Valley, Chile Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 33425 The 2009 Erasmo is a different animal altogether, feeling much older than any of their other wines, with an evolved robe, a brick-colored border quite classical of the grapes here, 60% … Continue reading

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