Cheap Ass Magnum Throwdown #2

This weeks throwdown was YUM across the board. Which rocks because I hate having 1,500ml of YUCK & who the hell does?

'02 Muirfield Estate Merlot-YUM. This was an excellent Merlot coming in at $10. It was nice & smooth, full bodied & full of fruit.

'02 Leaping Horse Merlot-YUM. Another nice $10 Merlot. I liked the label better than the Muirfield but not the wine, adding strength to the adage you can never judge a bottle by its label...or something like that. It had a little more tannins & heat than the Muirfield but still good. A nice steak wine.

'02 La Playa Cabernet Sauvignon-YUM. $10 Don't hate La Playa hate la game (You know I had to use that line, Matt). Their Merlot was so good we had to try their Cab. No Playa hatin' here.

'05 Lindeman's Cawarra Semillion-Chardonay-YUM. $12 After La insisted I get more white wine, I brought this home & it was a hit. Kind of off-dry (sweet) with lots of fruit.

Last but not least....
Barefoot Syrah-YUM. $10 We have tried all of Barefoot's offerings & we have liked them all. This Syrah is full of juicy fruit & syrah character. I still like their Zin the best.


  • At 7:03 PM, Blogger g58 said…

    Don't hate La Playa -- and don't hate La. She's got to get you white-ready for summer dude. While you were away La stated her case: it's gonna be a scorcher and some Muscadets (muscadet-de-sèvre-et-maine-sur-lie from France) are a good place for you start. Or so I would recommend, if the off-dry is too out there for you. It's one helluva refreshing drink. Trust me.

  • At 8:38 PM, Anonymous Matt said…

    Word up biarches.

  • At 1:05 PM, Blogger Maureen said…

    I too, am starting to bulk up the wine fridge with whites in preparation for the Phoenix summer heat. Have you ever tried New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs? Very racy, and very refreshing. Also, enjoying some nice dry rose's. I'm going to look for the Chard/Semillion, as it sounds like a fun find.
    I really enjoy your blog!

  • At 11:09 AM, Blogger La said…

    He really is being a "winey" baby about making the transition to whites. alright, now your cheesy wine jokes are rubbing off on me.


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