Blitzed (Again)

Last week I attended the sneak peek wine tasting hosted at 18 Reasons for Bi-Rite Market, which has a twice-yearly wine blitz – 20% off cases. Yeah, BiRite! Normally I am pouring wine as an 18 Reasons volunteer but this time I played the role of guest.

Twenty wines ready for the tasting. Where’s my big red cup? They did not have one. Made the tasting tricky but I survived.

Headline: Good Bargains that are Interesting to Boot.

Highlights:

2010 Pepiere Muscadet Clos de Briods – sea breezes, briny and delish. $15Check out this fellow blogger waxing poetic on the 2010 Muscadets. http://www.drvino.com/2011/05/04/muscadet-wine-2010/

2010 Lemasson Poivre et Sel – Pineau d’Aunis grape from the Loire Valley. $16. Yes it does smack of salt and pepper and in a good way indeed and NOT just on the nose! Decide for yourself.  $16

2009 Domaine Combier Crozes-Hermitage – a little Northern Rhone of Syrah that is a little young but more promising than price tag would lead you to believe. $22. Dark fruit, smoke, anise spice and good minerality.

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