Sunday, June 24, 2007

Dr. Swigg's guide to wine #2

At the risk of cutting my own gullet, here are two gems that are under $ 10. At Shopper's corner there appears to be a good supply of Margaret River "Watershed" Shiraz, 2002 $ 6.99 . This is a great wine from down under with plenty of flavor and body. Whoever is the wine buyer at Shoppers now seems to be keeping an eye out for those great wines in the under $ 10 range- great news for the working class. Next up may be gone but I scored some yesterday at T.J.'s. Ruston " Cuvee Lorraine" 2003 $ 19.99 . This wine is from St. Helena.......yes, that's $ 2,000,000 per acre Napa Valley prime Cabernet land. Does it taste like it? -Definitely...take a swig,close your eyes and you'll think you are drinking a $60 bottle at Gavin Newsome's house.....well, if he's drinking anymore. This one's all about richness and depth...probably a good many months in the barrel. One rarely sees a wine of this quality at this price.

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