The Daily Slosh: Zuccardi Malbec and Value from Canepa Wines

18 Nov

If you have been jonesing for some rich, sophisticated malebec, your wait it over. Here is a nice malbec from Zuccardi. They’re the people that bring us Fuzion (well, not us, actually, but some people out there). 2010 Zuccardi Q Malbec is from their mid-price range, worth picking up a bottle (#723478 $19.95).

Staying in the southern hemisphere, let’s go to value-wine heaven – Chile. This week, the 2009 Canepa Finísimo Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon, (#211920 $17.95). This might be the value of the week. Great balance which, as we all know, is the key to a great wine.

There are always way too many south of France wines that catch my eye. I won’t mention the Saint-Esprit from the Delas Bros, or the Domaine Puig-Parahy Cuvée Georges. Won’t mention them at all. The one that really caught my eye was the 2010 Hecht & Bannier Minervois, (#017764 $19.95). There are those out there that love this style of wine. It’s rich, jammy, and yelling to us, “Pick me! I’m full of Syrah, Grenache, and just a little Carignan, so I’m not too easy.”

Finally, we arrive at Spain. This week, I love the 2011 Palacios Remondo La Vendimia, (#674564 $14.95). Why do I love this wine? It’s $14.95 and it’s good! Say no more, say no more. Although it’s Rioja, it has a bit of roundness to it. Remember it’s $14.95. It’s house wine that people will think is cool and different. Cool label. Harder than Fuzion, rounder than Salice Salentino. Give it a shot and let me know what you think.


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