Sunday, November 30, 2008

When mediocre wines attack

Well, this is not a good sign.  After finally deciding to start a wine blog, the first wine we (my wife Rachel and I) tried was so-so.  I went to one of my local wine shops (Lincoln Fine Wines) and asked if they carried Cono Sur, a wonderful Chilean Pinot Noir which, at $11, is one of the best values ever.  The man there recommended 
this wine, 2006 Alazan from Casablanca Valley, Chile.  At $25, it had better be good.  Not so much.  Great smelling stuff, but thin, watery and empty on the palate.  And a bit sharp on the finish.  I'll stick with the Cono Sur (available at K&L Wines for about $11/bottle.)