I thought you might be interested in the results of some weekend shopping.
No sooner had I finished my last post then I walked back into World Market to pick another bottle of the Aussie shiraz-viognier that I mentioned in my previous post. Two racks full of wines marked down 50% met me at the front of the store.
I took a quick look and found an empty wine box.
The wine that brought me back is Zonte’s Footstep Shiraz-Viognier Langhorne Creek 2003 ($7.49). It’s the vinous equivalent of red velvet cake, a fruit-forward, over-the-top, luscious, whore of a wine. I love it.
Here are the other wines I bought with their post-discount prices:
Paringa Shiraz ‘Individual Vineyard’ South Australia 2003 ($5.49)
Fairview Viognier Coastal Region South Africa 2006 ($6.99)
Scharffenberger Brut Mendocino County NV ($8.99)
Omaka Springs Estate Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2004 ($7.49)
Dr. Thanisch Riesling Classic Q.B.A. 2005 ($8.99)
Kim Crawford Unoaked Chardonnay Marlborough 2005 ($7.99)
Mak ‘Snowy River’ Red Coonawarra 2001 ($7.99)
Joseph Drouhin St. Veran 2005 ($6.99)
Li Veli Passamante Salento 2003 ($5.99)
Matanzas Creek Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma County 2005 ($9.49)
Roederer Estate L’Ermitage Anderson Valley 1999 ($18.49)
Not a bad case of wine for about $100. Some of these wines I’m familiar with: Paringa, Joseph Drouhin and Kim Crawford. Others are new to me: Omaka Springs, Dr. Thanish and Mak.
The L’Ermitage alone made the trip worthwhile. I can’t wait to open that one. You will no doubt hear more about these as I taste them.
And seriously, Joseph Drouhin St. Veran for $6.99? Somebody pinch me.