Disclosure: Thanks to the Wine Chateau for providing me with a bottle of each of these fantastic wines. All opinions expressed are my own.
If you have been reading my blog for any length of time you know two things about me: that I am a huge fan of wine and that I love red wines…big, bold red wines. I’ve told you before about Wine Chateau and the amazing selection of wines that they have. They recently sent me a few bottles to try out. A couple of weeks ago, my family and I headed to Kludgy Mom’s place to spend the weekend with them. I thought it would be the perfect time to bust out the wine and get several opinions!
Wine Chateau Wine Reviews
Domaine De La Charbonniere Cuvee Mourre Des Perdrix Chateauneuf Du Pape 2007 – That’s quite a mouthful, huh?! I gotta tell you, I’m a sucker for a beautiful label and bottle of wine…even before I know what it tastes like. And this bottle is stunning.
The wine is swoon-worthy…it’s not a cheap bottle of wine, but worth every penny. It’s easy to drink and would make a perfect special occasion gift.
The wine is made from grapes that come from 80 year old vines. It’s a blend of Grenache (90-95%) and Mourvedre (5-10%). Just one sip and I was in love! It’s smooth and velvety on the palate, with a long finish. That boldness I love so much sticks with you and it’s hard to put it down. Lots of tannins and punch (not sure what tannins are? Check out my What are Tannins? post for a thorough description). A perfect Natalie wine!
I could taste berries and cherries, as well as other spices. This one got a two thumbs up from me, and from others that tried it. Note to self: Next time don’t share this one!
You can purchase a bottle of this beautiful wine at Wine Chateau (Psst! It’s on sale right now for $34.97…regularly priced $57.98!)
Benziger Family Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 – This wine is an easy drinking, kick back and enjoy a couple of glasses with friends kind of wine. It goes down smoothly with a nice finish, and makes you want to take another sip. It’s one of those wines that’s really affordable but tastes like it cost a fortune.
There’s not much I can say about this wine other than we all liked it! It would make a great everyday wine, but you can also pour it for guests and have them think it cost a lot more than you paid for it.
Priced at $14.97 a bottle, it’s worth picking up more than just one or two! Head over to Wine Chateau to purchase a bottle for your next hang out with friends.
The Estancia Cab has a reach, deep color and swirls beautifully in the glass. You’ll smell rich and fruity aromas of black cherry and taste chocolate, vanilla, and currants. I love the spicy, peppery notes (remember, I like ’em bold!) You’ll note the velvety tannins and a long finish.
This one is also a great value for a great wine. Last time we were in Paso Robles, we actually visited this winery and I remember how much I liked this wine when I tried it there.
Pick up Estancia Cab at Wine Chateau for just $12.97 a bottle! Pretty good bang for your buck!
Another reason I’m such a fan of Wine Chateau is because you get free shipping if you buy a case of wine from them, and you can mix and match. So make sure to check out all of the great wines they offer. Join their mailing list and you will get $10 off of shipping even if you don’t order a case.
Are you a fan of big, bold red wines like I am? What is your favorite? If you are looking for new ones to try, all three of the wines reviewed here were hits!