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Value Reds    March 13, 2004

At the last winetasting, the members decided to try another type of "blind tasting". Bring a RED wine, from any region or country that you feel is a good value. Price range from $10 to $30. (No 2-Buck Chuck.) Cover the price with a "Band-Aid", the prices will be revealed at the end of the evening.

These comments are from Phyllis. Not sure the sequence and this may not cover all the wines.

From the Bottle Label
  Bogle Petite Sirah 2001, about $11. (this is always a yummy wine).
  Chateau d'Arcins; 2000, Haut-Medoc; red bordeaux; Cru Bourgeois. $16 From the label: dark garnet in color, toasted nose, hint of black fruit, prunes, rapsberries, & liquorice. Well balanced. Fine and ripe tannins, leaving a lingering finish.. (the 2000 Bordeaux have appreciated tremendously in value, according to the Berman's wine expert; according to the Winecellar of Silene expert, '00 Bordeaux was an outstanding vintage year, as was '01)
  Four Sisters, 2000, Shiraz, SE Australia, $11.95. Blackberry & spice; long finish; flavorsome; big nose; not as good as The Barossa.
  Peter Lehmann; The Barossa; 1999; Shiraz. According to whomever brought it, it was either $23 or $33. Full bodied; hints of chocolate & blackberry. Toasted oak; deep color; drink now to 4 years (better than Four Sisters).
  The 10 year blueberry wine was from Nashoba Valley Winery, MA. (I've never been fond of fruit wines, except the white wine made from juniper berries, called gin). 'Twas a bit barnyard in taste.