Friday, June 18, 2010

TEN WINES TO BUY THIS SUMMER by Philip S. Kampe

I have been tasting alot of wines, lately, through trade events, seminars, panels, tastings and in restaurants, bars and social events. Not to mention the daily ritual at home, as well as when you visit friends for dinner.

I have compiled a list of 'TEN WINES' that are good value wise in regard to quality and price.
All of the wines are $25 or under and should be available at your local wine store. If you don't find them, ask your wine shop to order the wine.
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MOLTO MALBEC 2008 Lujon de Cuyo (Argentina) $8 a bottle
40 year old vines soft oak bright fruit plum dark cherry
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HESKETH, SHIRAZ, Usual Suspects 2007 (Australia) $22 a bottle
toasty cassis black pepper outstanding value
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HANDLEY CELLERS, GEWURZTRAMINER, Anderson Valley 2008 (California) $18 a bottle
13.5% oak and stainless organic female winemaker spice overtone peach melon
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QUIVIRA VINEYARDS, SAUVIGNON BLANC, Fig Tree Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley 2008
(California) $18 a bottle
Organic Biodynamic nose of ripe melon and citrus concentrated tropical fruit
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HITCHING POST WINES, PINOT NOIR CORK DANCER 5.1, Santa Barbara County 2007
(California) $25 a bottle medium body exotic spice berry fruit
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IPSUM by BODEGAS HERMANOS VILLAR, Rueda 2009 (Spain) $13 a bottle
60% Verdejo 40% Viura crisp light honey citrus apple soft
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TELMO RODRIGUEZ, RIOJA LZ, 2008 (Spain) $18 a bottle
tart cherry licorice tobacco red and blackcurrent highly rated
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CHASING VENUS, PINOT GRIS, Marlborough 2008 (New Zealand) $19 a bottle
crisp minerally fresh kiwi lime honey banana sweet balance great summer wine
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RED TAIL RIDGE WINERY, DRY RIESLING, Finger Lakes 2008 (New York) $19 a bottle
flavorful lime and lemon aromas mineral finish citrus peel apple fennel seed
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ADAMI, PROSECCO di VALDOBBIADENE, Bosca di Gica Brut DOCG Superiore, NV (Italy)
$19 a bottle
crisp tart full flavored crisp acidity peach melon refreshing
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NOTE++ Many of these wines are distributed by MARTIN SCOTT WINES, a Premier Distributor of Fine Wines from around the World++
http://www.martinscottwines.com/

PHILIP S. KAMPE
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