Two of our best under $20 wines!
2006 Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone
"The estate Cotes du Rhone-Villages is always a winner, and the 2006 Cotes du Rhone-Villages Les Champauvins is again a classic example of southern France. It is a pure wine, with notes of garrigue, meat, and sweet kirsch in a medium to full-bodied, ripe, lovely style meant for drinking in its first 4-5 years of life."
-- Rated 90/100 The Wine Advocate
2007 Thorn Clarke Shotfire Shiraz...$15.99
One of our favorite wines in the store
"Deep red/purple in color. A lifted nose of clean blackberry fruit accompanied by cedar wood characters, the oak elements are complex and layered with mocha and spices. The palate shows sweet fruit characters dominated by blackberry and plum, complimented by sweet Indian spices, in particular Turmeric and Cinnamon. The sweet fruit characters are balanced by rich savory elements. The mid-weight palate is rich and mouth filling; finishing with fine-grained tannins and great length of the savory fruit and oak." -- importer
This wine has an amazing track record:
2002 Rated 94/100 The Wine Advocate
2003 Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator
2004 Rated 92/100 The Wine Advocate
2005 Rated 91/100 The Wine Advocate
2006 Rated 91/100 The Wine Spectator