Yellow Tail Shiraz

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Varietal: Syrah/Shiraz

Vintages: 2008

Country: South Eastern Australia

Essence ofVanilla & Oak undertones are apparent on the noise and pallet once the wine opens up after a minute or two. The overall taste is earthy and pleasant for the price. It’s a tad sweet and has mild tannins. The color is dark and rich almost magenta and this is a good option for a heavy drinking nights with friends as the price is right!

Best Served With: Grilled Meats, Tomato Based Dishes, Spicy Food like Curry

Price Range: $4-$6

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Sockeye

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Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintages: 2008

Country: Columbia Valley, Washington

Essence of: Notes of black cherries, plum, currant, cocoa and leather with lingering cedar notes. This full structured wine is supported by ripe tannins, providing a long and smooth finish.

Best Served With: Pepper Steak, Grilled Meat, Pasta and Pizza

Price Range: Under $15 per bottle

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Cartlidge & Browne

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Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintages: 2008

Country: California, USA

Essence of: When I first open this wine I had aromas of dried strawberries and tons of alcohol, it was overwhelming. I took a sip and was disappointed. The tannins are very harsh and overpowered the fruit in the wine, not well balanced at first / Bits recommended to let this wine sit and breath for 15 to 20 min the flavors begin to settle down and the fruit comes into place. / Notes of cedar and bits of vanilla and spice come out once the alcohol subsides, but the tannins remain very apparent with a lingering long finish.

Best Served With: Gamey & Grilled Meats

Price Range: Under $15 per bottle

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Bogle Wine Yards

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Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintages: 2008

Country: California

Essence of: Ripe cherry and plums get your attention, while vanilla and spice lure your palate / This Cabernet is structured very well and has incredible balanced / The tannins are silky and luscious with a long pleasant finish.

Best Served With: Enjoyed this wine with a variety of meat dishes prepared in light or rich sauce or simply grilled, also good with aged cheeses.

Price Range: Under $12 per bottle

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HARASZTHY – Old Vine

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Varietal: 90% Zinfandel, 10% Syrah

Vintages: 2008

Country: USA

Essence of: Full bodied with smooth tannins/ Aromas of ripe fruit, cherries and blackberries with notes of vanilla, spice and oak/Deep rich color/ Easy drinking and very enjoyable wine, especially for the price.

Best Served With: Roasted Duck, Grilled Meats, Braised Meats, Pizza, Tomato Based Pasta

Price Range: Under $15 per bottle

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Frontier Red Lot 92

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Varietal: Blend of Syrah, Grenache, Petite Sirah, Mouvedre

Vintages: 2008

Country: California

Essence of: Lush red & black fruit flavors / Hints of enticing spice, vanilla, chocolate and oak notes / Easy drinking wine

Best Served With: Chicken or pork dishes, grilled meats, pasta & pizza

Price Range: Under $12 per bottle

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Twisted

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Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintages: 2008

Country: California

Essence of: Flavors of bing cherry and ripe blueberry / hints of soft vanilla and smoky oak notes / a abrasive noise of alcohol, jammy fruit, and earthly characteristics I would recommend to let this wine breath for 5 min before you suck it up! Once you get past the strong noise the wine becomes easy drinking 🙂

Best Served With: Tomato based dishes, aged cheeses, grilled meats, grilled portabella mushrooms or mushroom dishes.

Price Range: Under $12 per bottle

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Murphy-Goode – The Fumé

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Varietal: : Sauvignon Blanc

Vintages: 2008

Country: Sonoma County

Essence of: Flavors and aromas of bright citrus and tropical fruits expressed leaving a rich feel in your mouth / a vibrant wine/ with nice acidic qualities/ notes of grapefruit and tangerine.

Best Served With: Seafood, oysters on the half-shell, chicken or pork dishes, salads

Price Range: Under $15 per bottle

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Wine Guerrilla – Russian River Valley

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Varietal: Zinfandel, Petite Sirah

Vintages: 2008

Country: Russian River Valley, Sonoma County

Essence of: Raspberry & Blueberry/ Easy drinking wine and easy to open  (screw cap!) / Vibrant acidity, with Peppery undertones and nuances of Vanilla, Oak & Spice, well balanced / Mild Tannins.

Best Served With: Grilled Meats, Pasta and Pizza

Price Range: Under $15 per bottle 

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