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Two New Wines – April 2013

Here are two new wines we tried recently.  One is a very nice Ventoux and the other a good Meritage from Sonoma.  They’re both worth buying, but one to me is clearly superior for the money, and they both cost the same so it’s an easy comparison.

The wines: note there is no picture of the first one, because sometimes we drink it first and forget!

Wine:       2010 Domaine Vindemio                Winery Location:   Cotes du Ventoux

Tasted By:     Neil & Cheri                                  Date:     April 2013

Tasting Notes:       This is deep purple/red in the glass.  There is a very expressive nose of dark fruit.  On the palate the wine is full bodied with lots of fruit as well as some tannins.  This is really yummy.  It is juicy but has some depth and complexity as well.

Price Point –   We paid $13

Would We Buy It?    Yes.  This is really yummy and well worth the money.  Highly recommended.

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Wine:   2010 Lyeth Meritage                            Winery Location:   Sonoma

Tasted By:    Neil & Cheri                                    Date:     April 2013

Tasting Notes:       Vibrant purple in the glass – it looks like it’s going to be a juicy fruit bomb.  There is good fruit on the nose, and also on the palate.  I got bacon fat as well, so there is some complexity here.  There is also some acid, not out of balance but unmistakeable.  All in all this is very good, but probably would smooth out after some time.  We didn’t give it much of a chance!

Price Point –    $13 on wine-searcher

Would We Buy It?    Yes.  This is really good.  If I had to pick one I would go for the Ventoux, but the Lyeth is probably easier to find.  Also recommended.

Two good wines under $20.  One will make the value list, not sure about the other but it is definitely worth buying.   Life is good.

A votre sante!

 

 

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