Norton Barrel Select Malbec

I was walking through the wine section at H.E.B, our local supermarket looking at the selection of wines from South America and making selections to have over the New Years weekend when I noticed this “Barrel  Select” with a very reasonable $10 and some change. I had to bring it home and give it a

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Trapiche Malbec 2015

If you have read this blog for any length of time you know I have a real addiction for the wines of South America especially the Malbecs.  This group of wines tends to be a good value for the price.  Malbecs are produced in Argentina, Chile and Peru (which I recently discovered for the first

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Brennan Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

The Brennan Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 is a medium bodied red wine with intense notes of ripe black berries, black currants, and simple light notes on the finish of fresh picked blue berries; followed by a classic tannic grip that lends Cabernet Sauvignon to pair perfectly with rib-eye steak and hearty stews.  The Cabernet Sauvignon

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Pinot Noir 2013

This Pinot Noir comes from a vineyard planted from 3 Dijon clones.  These clones have created a flavor profile of well-balanced acidity bringing out complex flavors. The bouquet of lavender and wild strawberry blossoms are pleasant and give an indication that the fruit will dominate the palate.  On the palate the wild strawberries, raspberries are

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Portillo Malbec 2014

This Malbec is a deep ruby red wine produced from hand-harvested grapes in the Mendoza Region of Argentina.  The Portillo Malbec presents a bouquet rich with the fruit tones of blackberries and plums.  The flavors of red current, black cherry are backed up by round tannins with a finish of long notes of cinnamon, cloves

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Frontera Cabernet Sauvignon

This wine is a medium bodied dry Cabernet Sauvignon from the central valley of Chile. This Cabernet a fruity and complex nose of cherries and blackberries. On the palate, it’s refreshing acidity, fleshy tannin, and broad texture precede a short finish. The color of the wine is a deep, garnet-red at the center which fades

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Las Rocas Garnacha

Las Rocas Garnacha is a vibrant red wine with aromas of rich dark red cherry and blackberry. The flavors blackberries, cherries and a hint of chocolate. This is a Spanish wine produced in the tiny town of Miedes about 55 miles North of Madrid in the Zaragozn providence. Founded in 1962 as a grower’s co-op,

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