I know in the past I have talked a lot about beer on my blog so I thought I would change it up a bit and go over some red wines that won’t hurt your pocket book. Fall is the season for pumpkin beer and hayrides. Winter is the season for a nice glass of wine while curled up in a fuzzy blanket next to a roaring fire.
FishEye Shiraz 2010:
The wine has a variety of tastes including ripe blackberries and blueberries with spicy black pepper on the nose. The wine pairs well with barbecued baby back ribs with macaroni salad or jerk chicken with brown rice and black beans. The wine has many different varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Moscato, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. The wine has also won many awards like the Best Buy, 2010, Beverage Tasting Institute. For more information check out the FishEye Winery website plus, this is where I got the information above.
I found this wine very nice to drink with pretty much anything you eat. It has a great dark red color and has no bit after taste. I opened a bottle and then reclosed it after having a glass or two. After a couple of days I poured glass to go with my dinner and still tasted as good as when I opened it. I found the bottle for $4.99 and felt it was worth every penny.
PKNT Pinot Noir 2009:
The wine is a sensual, elegant and fruity wine with hints of strawberries and cherries. The wine is ideal to drink on its own or to accompany a variety of salads, fish and lightly seasoned meat. This wine comes from their USA PKNT Silver Collection. Other wines include in the collection are Sauvignon Blanc, Rose, Chardonnay, Carmenere, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz Carmenere. For more information on the check out the PKNT Chilean Wine website plus, this is where I got the information above.
I found this wine to be very delightful to drink especially for an imported wine. The dark red color was inviting and the wine had great legs. I poured myself a glass of this wine and having a drink there wasn’t any bite. I left the bottle alone for a couple of days and poured myself a glass a few days later and it still tasted as good as it did when I first opened it. I was able to buy this bottle for $5.99 in most wine stores.
Lost Vineyards Tempranillo:
This wine is from Spain and doesn’t have much information about it on its website. From what I could find is that it is from one of the most sought after wine growing regions in Spain. The Tempranillo wine comes from the Calatayud region of Spain. For over 2,200 years this region has been cultivated to produce Spain’s finest Tempranillo grapes. It really doesn’t talk about what you can taste in the wine or what to pair it with. I think they did that so that the consumer will buy it to try it to make up their own opinions about it. For more information check out the Lost Vineyards website plus, this is where I got the information above.
I found this wine to be OK. It wasn’t bad if you need a decent red wine in a pinch for a dinner party or a wine to cook with. The first glass I poured for myself had a huge bite. After a couple of more glasses of wine the bite mellowed out. I would not recommend leaving this wine alone for a couple of days because when I did that and then came back to drink it, I couldn’t. If you open the bottle, please drink it within that night/day. The bottle only costs $3.99 and it’s not bad but there are better ones.
Most of these wines can be purchased at your local beverage store or grocery store. The state of Ohio mandates these prices that I have mentioned in my article. If you live in another state, prices may vary.
Disclaimer: Please don’t drink until you’re 21 years old. If you do drink, please don’t drive!