With fall in full swing, it’s time to transition to a whole new mindset about wine. All summer long, we indulged in glasses (or bottles) of Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. Now, we turn to some darker and more velvety varietals to usher in the cooler weather and compliment thicker, heavier foods. Here are some bottles I keep trying to put in my wine.com cart.
1. Orin Swift – The Prisoner
I have heard amazing things about it, but it is ALWAYS sold out on Wine.com when I try to purchase. I have seen it a few times at various brick & mortar stores, but the price tag always seems super high. Isn’t it funny how you can convince yourself to spend more online?
2. Chateau Pedesclaux 2009 – Bordeaux Blend from Pauillac, Bordeaux, France $39.99
My brother is the one that really got me into the Bordeaux genre. He can usually be counted upon to choose one and this particular bottle has me intrigued. I’ve heard amazing things about Pauillac and the wine produced there (loving slide 6 on this gallery about Bordeaux – and how to find a good value … works for me!)
Because not all good wine has to be ridiculously expensive, this Shiraz looks like a good option. It got lots of good reviews, including this one, “I love this wine. It is extremely well balanced and in no way overpowering. It has a smooth qualtity that makes you want to just keep sipping and sipping.” With a recommendation like that, I’m not sure I can resist!