Five Red Wines Under $10

I’ve spent a lot of time and energy these past few months drinking, er, researching, rosé and white wines. Most of that effort comes from the fact that I’m an optimist (read: wildly delusional); even if the weather around the East Bay has been telling me, loudly, that it’s not really summer, I’m going to […]

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2010 Tortoise Creek Carignan Vielles Vignes

RED 5/8/12  2010 Tortoise Creek Carignan Vielles Vignes, Pays d’ Hérault (12.5% abv., $12.99, Du Vin Fine Wines): An opaque, deep garnet, almost purple wine, it has a subdued nose; what comes across are whiffs of bright cherries and flowers. In the mouth, tons of red fruit (cherries and raspberries) without being jammy, with hints […]

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