This is a series of weekly bargain wine picks by the members of the Vintage Wine Tasting Club. We meet every other month for a formal tasting session but in between we communicate with each other whenever we discover a great wine bargain. We love the sport of bargain wine hunting. Here are our bargain wine picks from the past week.
Bodegas Borsao Garnacha Campo de Borja Tres Picos 2008 – Recommended by Bruce
The Wine Spectator gives this wine 89 points and I agree. I am on a Grenache/ Garnacha kick and this wine from Spain is a good example of this grape. It has spice, good acid, and is pleasant to drink. I purchased this wine at Weimax in Burlingame for $15.99. Regular price is $18.
Viña Cobos 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon – Recommended by Joe
Last week I reviewed and recommended the Viña Cobos Malbec for $16.99. This wine is the same price at The Wine Stop, but this one is an even better value. This Cabernet has a very lush feel in the mouth and a long and rich finish. The wine is beautifully balanced with soft tannins. You can drink this wine now or save it for a few years. This is one of Paul Hobbs’ endeavors at his Argentine winery in Mendoza and he has done a great service to bargain wine hunters. 89 Points.
Hanna 2009 Sauvignon Blanc – Recommended by Jim
There are many good Sauvignon Blancs available at bargain prices like Ferrari-Carano, Kim Crawford, Kenwood and others. I like this one for $10.99 at Costco because it is not over the top with citrus flavors like many S.B.’s can be these days. This one has good flavors throughout and is perfect with light meals.
Nothing to Write Home About
These are wines we tried during the past week that don’t interest us enough to try or buy again.
La Granja 360 2009 from Spain – an adequate wine but not good enough to purchase again.
2006 Robert Hall, Rhone de Robles – this is the second time we’ve posted this wine on the list but one of our Vintage members wasted his $11 on this wine at TJ’s. The Rabbit Ridge Allure de Robles is twice as good at half the cost.