Alamos Cabernet Sauvignon 2009


I have had alot of Alamos and Catena wines in the past and have always thought they have been sturdy, stellar buys for the buck, but this 2009 Alamos Cabernet Sauvignon. which retailed for $14.99 and thankfully got for $6.99, was unbalanced, out of whack and not enjoyable in the least.  Makes me think that the Argentines because of all their success with the “Malbec Boom”  think they can throw anything out and people will snatch it up.    😦

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Trivento Select 2007 Syrah


Scored this wine for .99 cents a bottle on clearance and it retails for $17.   I figure i can’t go wrong and pour some through an aerator and am immediately hit with moderate amounts of dill on the nose from the American Oak, a tinge of pleasing perfume and a harmony of concentrated blueberries, blackberries, boysenberries, Concord grapes and dried figs.  Good mouthfeel with a slight hint of Earth in the mid palate, this Argentian wine even at $10 would be an absolute steal!    Cheers and keep believin and for the Love of Liberace, KEEP DRINKING!

2008 Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon


Just wanted to send out a shout about the Barons De Rothschild Los Vascos Cabernet from Chile.   This wine for an everyday wine at $9 a bottle is stellar.   Medium bodied with a hint of soil and consistent flavors of red and dark cherry, this wine is a standbye for me and never disappoints.  Keep Believing and Keep Drinking.

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Cameron Hughes Lot 239


Went to the Costco in Ventura California yesterday and picked up the Cameron Hughes Lot 239 Meritage from Valle Central , Chile and for $7.99, it’s an absolute steal!   50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 10% Carmenere, this medium bodied wine with a good 45 minutes of decanting has a wonderful sweet nose of red cherry with a hint of juicy fruit, beautiful purple hue and is a very easy sipping wine. A Perfect party wine/ BBQ wine with great universal appeal, this Red is a tremendous value!   Keep Drinking and Keep Believing.

Cameron Hughes Lot 227 2009 Casablanca Pinot Noir


Just went to order some more of the Lot 227 Chilian 2009 Casablanca Pinot Noir and they are seemingly entirely sold out.   😦

I have over the past several months been blessed enough to drink about a half of case of this wonderful wine from the Valparaiso Region located on the Coast of The Atlantic Ocean in Chile and I can’t speak highly enough about this wine.   Every bottle I have had of The Lot 227 from Cameron Hughes has been extremely consistent and whether on its own with a slight chill, with a baked turkey dinner, or paired with a juicy Rib Eye; this Pinot Noirs stellar structure holds up wonderfully!

With a pleasant mouthfeel, nice undertones of earth and dark chocolate in the mid palate accompanied by the  pleasant bouquet of red cherry with a hint of lavender, rose and mint,.  The Lot 227 gets a definite thumbs up and  if you can find it, is an absolutely wonderfully diverse everyday wine!    Happy Memorial Day Weekend and Keep Drinking and Keep Believing!   🙂

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