Wednesday, September 14, 2005
2003 Viña Antigua Sangiovese-Bonarda (Maipu, Argentina)
What a GREAT value. This was $3.99. Yup, four bucks. You can still actually get a good wine for four bucks. Took a chance on it because it's imported by Hand-Picked Selections (Dan Kravitz) -- a great importer. Medium ruby color, with a unique nose of earth, fresh whipped cream, and tutti-fruity bubble gum. Earthy plums and cherries in the mouth, medium-bodied, with a clean, mid-length finish. This would be a great choice for a big party or an everyday red that won't break the budget. 85. Picked it up at Copperfield's on Bellaire (in Bellaire next to Bellaire Burger).