Welcome to the weekly wrap-up!
We covered lots of delicious wine this week but before we get to that, take a look at what arrived in the mail just the other day:
Three bottles of unlabeled wine along with a number of clues sent to wine bloggers all over the world from something called "The Label Project". The stated goal is to get past all the info on a wine's label (and the label itself) and judge each wine on its own merits, something we wholeheartedly support here at The Reverse Wine Snob. The 140 participants from 12 different countries have one week to guess the grape variety and region of origin for each wine. It should be interesting, but I'm just hoping the cold I currently have goes away before the end of the week so I can give these a try!
This week started with the McManis Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon an excellent everyday Cabernet for under $10.
On Wednesday we featured another excellent wine in The Beach House series, this time a Pinot Grigiofrom Italy. This zesty little number offers a lot more than your average watered down mass market Pinot Grigio.
Thursday we moved on the Malbec. And not just any Malbec, but a smooth versatile number that can be found for as little as $5.99: Tilia Malbec 2011 - Velvet.
On Friday our recommended buy was an indigenous Greek grape that barely survived extinction:Domaine Gerovassiliou Malagousia 2010 - Saved From Extinction.
And finally on Saturday we ended the week with perhaps the most noble of all grapes, Nebbiolo. Primarily found in the Piedmont region of Italy, we sampled a delicious example from one of our favorite California wineries: Bonny Doon Vineyard Ca' del Solo Nebbiolo 2007 - An Italian Classic From California.
Most Popular Reviews This Week:
- Top 10 Red Wines Under $20 - The Reverse Wine Snob July 2012 Update
- Douglas Green The Beach House Pinot Grigio 2011 - A Classic Pinot Grigio
And that's it, stay tuned for many more excellent wines this week!
Click through to the individual wines to find the full reviews including a link with local retailers who carry each wine. Cheers!