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This blog is dedicated to commentary on all aspects of wine, especially short entries to help you find the best wines without the usual hype and spin. These are my frank, independent opinions, usually based on tasting wine at a public event, off the shelf or at the winery. "All creative acts must arise out of a specific soil and flicker with a spirit of place" -D.H. Lawrence

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Fifteen Best Buys Under $25 from Showcase

Despite the developing wine bubble, there were several best buys at the Showcase. Some of these good values were deliberately designed as value wines, others are just priced right. Here they are in alphabetical order by winery:

1) 2007 Amaurice Viognier - $25

2) 2006 Balboa Cabernet Sauvignon - $16

3) 2006 Balboa Syrah - $16

4) 2006 Balboa "Cat's Meow" - $16

5) 2007 Bergevin Lane Calico White - $16

6) 2005 Brian Carter "Oriana" - $24

7) 2007 Chinook Cabernet Franc Rose - $15 *

8) 2006 McCrea Roussanne "Ciel du Cheval" - $22

9) 2005 Novelty Hill Merlot - $22

10) 2006 "O" Wines Chardonnay - $13

11) 2006 Rulo Viognier - $18

12) 2007 Syncline Viognier - $18

13) 2006 Syncline Subduction Red - $18

14) 2006 Wilridge Viognier - $20

15) 2006 Wines Of Substance Merlot - $20

* Not Tasted

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