By Kori ~ January 5th, 2012.
Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that wonâ€™t break your budget and is widely available? Many of our readers have said this is something they would like, so here is this weekâ€™s selection, the 2008 Mission St. Vincent Bordeaux Rouge from the Bordeaux region of France.
Our selection criteria include:
- A very good Quality rating of >=3.5 stars (out of 5)
- A price tag of <=$15
- Must be widely available
Mission St. Vincent is a 12th century mission, which has been turned into a modern winery. Located between two rivers, the Garonne and the Dordogne, in the Entre-Deux-Mers region in France, Mission St. Vincent extends over fifteen villages. For over 25 years, plots of vineyard land have been carefully selected to obtain the best grapes in order to produce a quality wine.
â€œStrong color, bright red highlights. Pleasant nose combining the red and black fruit with a woody vanilla. The mouth is round, silky tannins with a lovely aromatic presence. A contemporary style.â€ â€“Mission St. Vincent
2008 Mission St. Vincent Bordeaux Rouge (Bordeaux, France): 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Cabernet Franc. Medium to deep red in color. Aromatic with vegetal notes and a hint of barnyard on the nose. Smoke, black fruit, and bell pepper come through on the palate. Medium to full-bodied with lively acidity, medium tannins, and a long finish.
Quality: 3.5 stars (out of 5)
QPR: 5 bangs for your buck (out of 5)
Where to buy: Received as sample, suggested retail $10; Available elsewhere, $10
Filed under: A Wine for Tonight, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, French Wine, Red Wine, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25