Each month I will do my best to highlight a new wine that I love. Every month I pick selections from Costco that I have never tried, and the best one I will highlight.
September 2012; Casillero del Diablo (Cab 2011, Chilean)
This wine is from Chilean Valley and although I am not great at describing wines too well, let me just tell you it has a very rich and fruity flavor (though not sweet) and there is no way you can stop at one glass…who am I kidding, I can never stop at one glass of anything. Although I tend to not ‘pair’ wine in the traditional sense, this one definitely goes well with a red meat (nice juicy steak would be my choice).
Enjoy & Cheers!
June 2012: Woop Woop (Shiraz, 2010, Australia)
The Story about Woop Woop (from the website) means, essentially, in Australia, for “out there”. I really found it was, especially for a bottle of wine under $15. I am not a fan of licorice, but this had a hint of that, and I loved it. I could taste dark berries in it too and although not earthy (I am not an earthy wine kind a gal), it definitely has a deep taste (is that a technical term?). I tend to buy wines by the LOOK of the label. Yes I know, a for sure science right? They don’t always work out, but it sure is fun anyhow.
All in all, I loved it and am excited to try the other varieties of this maker.
July 2012; Rainstorm (Pino Gris, Oregon)
I love the label, and right now, when it is 108 degrees, I am loving the crisp refreshing feel of this wonderful white wine.
There are other varieties of this maker, though Costco only carried this one, that I saw. Perhaps I need to dig deeper!