Sunday, February 8, 2009

Day 21 Soft Red Wine by Oliver Winery at $5.50 at Jewel

I bought this wine because it was Oliver Winery and was on clearance for $5.50. This is a wine from the concord grape. According to my better half it is very similar to the Mt Pleasant Harvest Red concord wine, however this wine has more fizz than the Mt Pleasant. This wine is a little tart and does not have an overwhelming sweet quality that you associate with the concord and sweet wines. I think this wine would be best paired with cheeses as most fruits do, but on its own it has a little dryness to it. Of course, we spent the day at Lynfred Winery tasting the February tastings since we have stayed in all week due to illness. Hopefully, we are on the mend and will be able to keep pace with a bottle of sweet wine per week. This wine was a great deal, the Oliver winery makes some great wines and we were happy to get this concord as such at a great price.

1 comment:

  1. This was a super buy for 5.50, but thats probably not the norm. Even in my parents' small town they have some of the oliver wines and I think they are 8 or 9 dollars, (still a good deal). It is several dollars cheaper than the Mt. Pleasant, but yes, a bit more bite to it. The price is the key here as this bottle didn't cost much more than a 6 pack of Ol' Mil!