Sunday, November 4, 2012

A Great White & A Solid Value Cab

Two more wine reviews and I'm caught up on recent bottles for review. If you want an all-purpose white wine great with food or alone, I've got one for you. Or, how about an affordable Central Coast California Cabernet?

Domaine du Bourdieu Entre-Deux-Mers 2010 - This Sainte Anne white Bordeaux represents what many people will tell you - white Bordeaux is one of the world's great value buys.

The wine is Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, and Muscadelle. Then 10 percent of the juice sees a bit of oak. This wine stands alone with its smooth palate feel but has enough body to pair nicely with seafood. 

Entre-Deux-Mers is a wonderful region just to the southwest of the city of Bordeaux.

Sainte Anne Entre-Deux-Mers White Bordeaux, these wines generally available under $20, (I bought this bottle as a package buy so don't have SRP), Highly recommended. If you can't find this one, try some white Bordeaux.

Clayhouse 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon - Clayhouse is one of the great value labels out of California's Central Coast. You get the wonderfully bold flavors of Paso Robles for an average of $15.

This is not a smack-you-in-the-face like many California Cabs, but it has real Cab characteristics in the flavor with a smooth feel in the mouth. This wine will be a bit bigger than many Cabs at this price point.

It's nice dry red wine with the dark fruit, some spice, and moderate tannins. It's highly drinkable, affordable, and should be easy to find.

Clayhouse 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, SRP $15, Trade Sample, Recommended.

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