Reviewed Bottles for $9.99 or Less!

Great wines tasted this week for $9.99….!!!

Black Fox Cabernet Sauvignon California 2009

  • Smell/Taste: Medium – full bodied, fruity taste with a slight aftertaste, light/medium tannins.  One of the sweeter Cab Sauv’s that I’ve tried
  • Meal: Ham, Turkey meatloaf… I would even do chicken or with some sort of dessert
  • When: Great everyday wine or a glass after work…
  • Retails for $9.99

Nero D’Avola, Villa Pozzi, Sicilia 2009

  • Smell/Taste: Smells like smoky bacon, has a spicy kick, elegant yet casual
  • Meal: Enjoy with a romantic steak dinner
  • When: Bring to a dinner party or housewarming… Also great on a winter’s night
  • Retails for $10/$11

Geja’s, Big Bold Red California Private Reserve 2006 (Table Wine)

  • Smell/Taste: Smells fruity with a hint of chocolate, has a fruity flavor and medium acidity, fast finish.  I didn’t think it was too “big” but a medium-light red
  • Meal: Great with pizza, cheese plate
  • When: I had this with a few of my girlfriends and it was a great wine to drink while hanging out with your closest friends!
  • Retails for $9.99
  • Fun Fact: Geja’s Café was Chicago’s first wine bar

Puglia Primitivo VIVI Italian Zinfandel 2006

  • Smell/Taste: Smells full of fruit, rich in blackberry flavor with spice!
  • Meal: Great with Mexican, cheese or a hearty Italian meal
  • When: Great for dinner parties
  • Retails for $9.99
  • Fun Fact: VIVI means “to live”. This wine was established by Greek settlers in Italy.

Cortijo III Rioja Spain 2009

  • Smell/Taste: Deep ruby red, mells fruity (raspberry and strawberry), light to medium bodied, freshly acidic with a long lasting taste
  • Meal: Great to drink with almost anything – Pizza, chicken, grilled salmon.  A red that will go great with “white wined” foods
  • When: Great wine to “drink” not just “sip”.  Whenever/wherever…
  • Retails: $9.99
  • Fun Fact: On the back label “Very easy drinking! Unlike many ‘sipping wines’ out there, this is what I call a ‘drinking wine.’
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