Wine of the Week: 2013 Competitor Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine of the Week: 2013 Competitor Cabernet Sauvignon

Due to my highly competitive nature, I was immediately drawn to this wine. For any of you athletes out there, the label alone will entice you to purchase a few bottles. The Competitor was born out of Wine Library's search for a $40-value Cabernet that they could white label and offer to their customers for $19.99. They essentially pitted a bunch of high-quality red wines against each other and The Competitor Cabernet Sauvignon was victorious. It competed. It prevailed. It is a wine that stands out above the others. 

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Wine of the Week: 2010 Govone Cellar One Barbaresco

Wine of the Week: 2010 Govone Cellar One Barbaresco

There is something special about this wine. Barbaresco of this quality is usually not $20. This is a complete steal if you can find it. Barbaresco is made from Nebbiolo grapes, which are very dark-colored, tiny, sweet grapes. This particular red is considered high-quality because 2010 had the perfect amounts of heat and rain in Piedmont. It was a fantastic year to make Barbaresco.

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Wine of the Week: 2013 Barbet Fleurie Chateau de Fleurie

Wine of the Week: 2013 Barbet Fleurie Chateau de Fleurie

This wine is awesome. I like taking the first few sips of a new wine, immediately being intrigued by it, grabbing the bottle and reading the label to learn more about what's going on. Interestingly enough, this Gamay comes from a relatively small French chateau that was built in the 18th century. The vineyard is co-owned by the Boisen and Barbet families, who are direct descendants of the first owner.

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