We take a look back on the bargain red wines we recommended and pick our ten best. The big requirement for the wine to make the Top Ten is that it must still be available widely in the San Francisco area. What’s the use of listing a bunch of wines that no one can buy at a local wine shop or store?
We have provided a link to the post containing the original review of each wine.
- 90 Points Robert Mondavi 2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
- 90 Points Cameron Hughes 2009 Monte Rosso Zinfandel
- 89 Points Doña Paula 2009 Estate Malbec
- 89 Points Tribunal 2009 Red Wine
- 88 Points Camparron Toro 2008
- 88 Points Centine 2008 Toscana
- 88 Points Banfi Chianti Classico 2007
- 88 Points Delas St. Espirit Cotes du Rhone 2009
- 88 Points Pennywise Pinot Noir 2009
- 88 Points Renato Ratti 2009 Dolcetto d’Alba
The Robert Mondavi 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine that will age very well. Costco will offer this wine during its coupon sale beginning next week. The price will be $14.98 and there should be plenty on hand. I will buy at least a half case and not drink the wine for a year. I still have some 2005 and 2007 in storage and they taste fantastic. Safeway also has this wine currently on sale for $15.98 if you buy six. The list price on the Robert Mondavi Website is $28.
Of the wines listed, I received a free sample of the Robert Mondavi and the Doña Paula.
The Tribunal at Trader Joe’s is only available in 1.5 magnum these days for $17.99.
The Doña Paula is at Costco for $9.99. The Foster City has a huge display of the wine.
Use the Wine-Searcher.com to local these wines near you.
Soon to be posted: Top White Wines, Top Sparkling Wines