Chateau St. Jean, Merlot, Cal/Napa, 2004

What do you get when you cross a stingy git from Stockport and a wine shopping experience. Answer: Who knows! As it happens I have to give Glyn the benefit of this one as he found it and i’ve had a few bottles since. He did claim/hope that it was a $5 wine but in fact its selling at $8.99. Nevertheless its quite a good, drinkable wine and certainly good value..and thus a good buy. It is smooth and lightish which is better than some merlots which come over as a cross between sangria meets Vimto. ie, fruity. This is none of that rubbish and certainly doesn’t overpower your food… or crisps in Glyn’s case.

Que syrah syrah…

Just found Jepson on sale in TJ’s over the weekend,  $7.99 for their 2005 Syrah!  I highly recommend it,  a nice fruity (berry)  and robust red, perfect for just sitting around with friends, which is what we used it for on Sat night!  Might be my current fave……

Murphy-Goode, Merlot, ??, ??

Again, no place and year details as bottle, and contents, have long gone. Very nice wine, however, I do have a feeling that this one can be a bit hit & miss. Maybe I should volunteer to get blathered on a few bottles of it over a number of different occassions in order to get a better sample distribution. It does seem to be a favourite with folks generally though. Worth a test drive, esp as under $ 40 cents. They all count.Unluckily at this stage we have not introduced a rating system and thus you have to just put up with our ramblings. And it wouldn’t be a fair rating system ‘cos we’d lie. 

Bogle, Chardonnay, Napa?, Year??

Sorry would have given more details on place and year but her-in-doors as thrown the bottle out. And very nice it was too. I like this Chardonnay as its got a nice creamy-buttery finish to it. (Similar to a Guenoc I once had… and still have one in the rack and will report on once drunk). A bit of room temp, as opposed to straight from the fridge, helps that as well. Priced at $9 at Sfwy.