Cheap Red Wine for Holiday Parties

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2009 Cono Sur Carmenere Colchagua 13.5% $10

Great Value All-Purpose Wine.

This has a fine tobacco note on the nose, roasted herb and vegetable tones, and nice base of spicy oak, all wrapped up in black cherry fruit. Smooth and rich in the mouth, this is almost a bit fat though the acidity kicks in to keep things fairly focused. A lush wine, full of creamy black cherry fruit accented by hints of roasted herbs and vegetables. Finishes with some extracted licorice flavors and wood tannins. Feels like a more expensive wine. 87pts

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  • Snooth User: D9sus4
    163476 307

    Nice article and some good suggestions for under $10 bottles of red wine. But, I'm a bit disappointed that you only had one bottle from a winery in the USA, and it didn't even make the top ten.

    Ok, so here's my vote for the best under $10 bottle of red wine, 2005 Columbia Crest Two Vines Shiraz from Washington state, which sells for $6.98/bottle on average here in Missouri. It's lush and jammy with lots of blackberry & black currant flavors, and it's already a mature 6 year old wine ready to drink now.

    Just my 2 cents worth on this subject, take it for what it's worth.

    Dec 02, 2011 at 3:46 PM


  • I recommend Montes Claros, Alentejo-Portugal. Grapes: Trincadeira, Castelão Francês And Tinta Roriz.

    Dec 02, 2011 at 4:01 PM


  • Snooth User: gkerns
    736661 127

    This may not appeal to hardcore "winos", but I'll bet Menage a Trois red will be a big hit with the general crowd at a party.

    Dec 02, 2011 at 5:33 PM


  • Snooth User: jonnyW
    542214 12

    Cono Sur is always reliable, in any I have tasted in the UK.

    Dec 03, 2011 at 6:20 AM


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