5 Values Under $15!

Every week we highlight five incredible values that are highly rated.   This week we have a few new vintages that have scored 90 or above along with some items that we have replenished.  Here are our Top 5 value picks this week from our staff to you!

Cabernet Sauvignon

90 Points – Wine Enthusiast *Best Buy*

“Richness, depth and generosity are good traits of this full-bodied but smooth-textured Cabernet. Light oak accents don’t cover up the ripe, juicy, almost jammy blackberry and cherry flavors that fill the mouth and linger on the finish. It’s an all-around crowd pleaser that has everything in balance.”

Michel Chapoutier
Cotes du Roussillon-Villages

91 Points – Robert Parker

“The 2012 Cotes du Roussillon-Villages is another smoking effort that will top anyone’s value list. A tank-aged blend of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan, it is medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated and balanced, with impressive amounts of blackberry and currant-styled fruit, herbs, pepper and smoked earth aromas and flavors. Showing more minerality with air, it’s a no-brainer purchase and will drink nicely for 5-6 years or more. ”

AA Badenhorst
Red Blend
South Africa

93 Points – Decanter Magazine
Wine Spectator – Best Value

“This estate has swiftly forged a reputation thanks to some stellar wines. The blend here is Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Cinsault and Grenache; the result a bright, red berry and cherry-infused wine, with a herbal edge.” – Decanter

“This is the 5th vintage of Secateurs Red blend bottled under the Badenhorst Family Wines. We are very happy with the quality of this wine and expect it to develop wonderfully over the next couple of years. The hefty Cinsault component will ensure excellent ageing and enough suppleness for drinking young. As you know most of the great old wines of the Cape had a good dollop of Cinsault in them – called Hermitage in those days!” – Winery Notes

Hacienda Lopez de Haro
Crianza Rioja

91 Points – Robert Parker

“The 2008 Hacienda Lopez de Haro Crianza is a blend of 93% Tempranillo and 7% Garnacha aged for 18 months in French and American oak. It has a mellow bouquet of dried herbs, terracotta tiles and dusky black fruit that is very well-defined. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin: tart red berried fruit, laced with tobacco and dried herbs on the dry, crisp finish. This is a superb classical Rioja Crianza. Drink now-2020.

The beautifully designed label for the wines of Bodegas Classica imply a more traditional expression of Rioja, but “classic contemporary” is perhaps a more appropriate description. Thirty-six year old Raul Acha comes from a long line of winemakers and has a doctorate in viticulture from the University of Rioja. These are excellent wines brimming with personality and well-judged, prudent winemaking. The two most appealing wines come under the Hacienda Lopez de Haro label, from vines located in San Vincente de la Sonsierra.”

Bodegas Aragonesas
Coto de Hayas
Garnacha Centenaria
NEW LOW PRICE: $12.77 (was $14.77)

91 Points – Wine Spectator

“This red delivers flavors of kirsch, blackberry jam, dark chocolate, and toast in a plush and polished texture with accents of liquorice. Opulent modern style.”

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