Cheap Red Wine for Holiday Parties

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2008 Fado Alentejo 13.5% $9

A Sipping Wine for Casual Affairs.

This is spicy and just a little grassy on the nose, with dark, liquory fruit topped with nettles and sandalwood. The aromas turn more towards the sandalwood side of things with air. This is smooth and elegant with really fine cherry fruit on the palate and aromatic raspberry accents. Gaining weight and some density with air, this is drinking very well in the classic European style. Finishes with a burst of spice and good fruit persistence.  This is quite good. 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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