Archives: 'Wine less than $5'

linuxdave — September 17, 2005, 11:46 am

Sutter Home Zinfandel 2001

Ask for a Zinfandel in most places in the US, and you’ll get a glass of White Zin. In my experiences, explaining that “White Zin” is NOT Zinfandel is pointless and futile, and usually just results in a confused look from the waitstaff. In fact, Sutter Home calls this one a California Zinfandel, attempting to […]

linuxdave — September 15, 2005, 7:10 pm

Leelanau Cellars Spring Splendor

Described as a “Premium Semi-Dry White Table Wine”, I didn’t really find anything dry or splendorous about it. This cheap Michigan wine was bland and tasted a little too much like flowers to me, not so much the apple and peach that the bottle describes. On a positive note, Leelanau Cellars is a wonderful place. […]

linuxdave — September 11, 2005, 6:28 pm

Crane Lake Chardonnay 2003

A classic scene, and one that I’m getting quite used to: I’m in the liquor aisle with less than 10 dollars in my pocket looking for a wine. Complicating things, I was expecting 3 other people for our Sunday dinner. I’m usually the one to bring the wine since most of my friends know I […]

linuxdave — September 9, 2005, 5:22 am

Marcus James Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

This cheap wine is a delicious wine for the price ($4.79!). This Argentinian wine really has more to offer than you would expect from a wine that costs less than 5 dollars. Deep ruby-red in color, this cheap wine was very dry and crisp and had a very agreeable finish that seemed not to overstay […]

linuxdave — September 8, 2005, 12:58 pm

Crane Lake Merlot 2003

Well, you came to this site for cheap wine. Welcome to the “Wine less than $5” category. Crane Lake wine, around these parts, is CHEAP. I’m talking $3.34 cheap. Think of it. You can get a whole case of the stuff for 40 bucks! But would you want to…? My answer: sure, why not. It […]