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Two Budget Friendly Wines


These two wines are not only tasty but are affordably priced.  The Domaine de Cambis is $13 and the Bodega Luigi Bosca is only $10 at MacArthur’s!!!  I recommend both of these wines.  They fit the bill whether you need an affordable daily drinker or several cases for a summer party.

2010 Domaine de Cambis, La Vie en Rose, Saint-Chinian
This wine is a blend of 70-80% Cinsault and 20-30% Syrah from old vines.  This rose wine has a color of salmon.  This wine needs time to open up and should be served warmer than refrigerator temperature.  After an hour of air the red berries and minerality really develops leaving a lovely, sweet minerally flavor that coats the lips.  There is nice weight to the fruit, lots of enlivening acidity, and tart/sour red berries that makes you want to drink more.

2009 Bodega Luigi Bosca, Finca La Linda, Tempranillo, Mendoza
This wine is 100% Tempranillo sourced from the Finca Don Leoncio vineyard at 780 meters.  The vines average 20 years of age.  The wine was aged for six months in American oak casks.  This wine has a nose of ripe black fruits and black plum. In the mouth the plum flavors continue with a powdery ripeness and some up-front grip.  The flavors turn softer in the finish as some roast earth notes mix with medium strength tannins on the tongue.  There is a lot of flavor in this modern wine!  While it could use a bit more acidity this is a pleasing wine and a strong value.

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