Saturday, December 20, 2008

Real bargains, not cheap wines: Best 67 wine values from all of 2008

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What are the best wine values - and thus the best bargains - for all of 2008? See the process we use to select best value wines in this earlier article. It is impossible to predict the type of wine you'll most enjoy. But choose one from among those featured below and you'll know you're getting great value. The number of stars represents quality level; the number of dollar signs represents price level.

We've separated the list into those wines selected from reviews in the second half of 2008, and those selected earlier in the year. Click here to see the 48 best wine values from the first half of 2008.

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Five-star second half 2008 wine values:

***** $$ 2006 Mollydooker The Boxer Shiraz, McLaren Vale, Australia - Review and Rating

Four-star second half 2008 wine values:

**** $ Columbia Crest Grand Estates Shiraz, 2003, Columbia Valley, WA - Review and Rating

**** $ Yellow Tail The Reserve Shiraz, 2006, South Eastern Australia - Review and Rating

**** $$ Martini & Rossi Asti Sparkling Wine, N/V, Torino, Italy

**** $ Heartland Stickleback Red, 2006, South Australia - Review and Rating

****+ $$ The Winner's Tank Shiraz, Eskadale Vineyards, 2006, Langhorne Creek, Australia - Review and Rating

**** $$ Penfolds Private Release Shiraz Cabernet, 2006, South Eastern Australia

**** $ 2006 Henry's Drive Pillar Box Red, Padthaway, Australia

**** $$ Step Rd Black Wing Shiraz 2005, Australia

Three-star second half 2008 wine values:

*** $ King Fish Shiraz, 2006, CA - Review and Rating

*** $ Copperidge White Zinfandel, CA - Review and Rating

*** $ Thorpe Nymph Shiraz, 2004, McLaren Vale, Australia

*** $ Haddon Cellars Pinot Grigio, 2006, CA - Review and Rating

*** $ Winzerverein Deidesheim Dornfelder, 2005, Pfalz, Germany - Review and Rating

***+ $ Alice White Chardonnay, 2007, South Eastern Australia

***+ $ Rancho Zabaco Dancing Bull Zinfandel, 2003, CA - Review and Rating

***+ $ NV Alvear Fino Sherry, Montilla, Spain

*** $ French Rabbit Pinot Noir, 2004, Vin de Pays d'Oc, France - Review and Rating

*** $ Blackstone Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003, CA



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