Wednesday, March 5, 2008

A Sample Of Wines Offered At Cosco

For just $21.99, you can buy a 2006 D'Arenberg, The Hermit Crab Viognier. It is a soft, smooth wine from the McLaren Vale region of Australia. Rich and complex with notes of honey and peach on the nose and flavors of spicy pear, mango and grapefruit in the mouth. Rated at 90 pts. by Wine Spectator, it is a blend of Viognier and Marsanne. Serve with grilled chicken, veal and lamb.

At $27.99 a bottle, try the 2004 Bodegas Y Vinedos de Murcia Pico Madama. Aged in American and French oak before being bottled unfiltered, it is a blend of Manastrell and Petit Verdot. The deep purple/opaque color is followed by floral and smoke aromas leading to a full-bodied wine with flavors of blackberry, black currents, licorice and a hint of mineral from the limestone soil.
Rated at 93 pts. by the Wine Advocate, this wine from the Jumilla region of Spain is served best with roast beef or filet mignon.