Cheap wines under $10, my third post of the series

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Cheap wines under $10, my third post of the series

First of all, my point is, if you are a wine connoisseur than you will appreciate this post about cheap, but good red wines.  If you are just a wine snob and base wine on price only than I suggest you might want to reconsider. Price is not the only determiner of good wines. Now with that said. A favorite winery of mine is Murphy Goode. (www.Murhpygoode.com)  they make an outstanding Sauvignon Blank, so armed with this knowledge I ventured into trying their Pinot Noir. Let me tell you, what a pleasant but unexpected surprise when I tasted it. As you can see there is not one drop left in the bottle. Their 2009 vintage is really worth buying. Of course as the title of my blog post states it was under $10 a bottle.

Murphy Goode Pinot Noir by Endre Barath,Jr.

Take my word try it, you will not regret it!

Murphy Goode Back side of bottle by Endre Barath

Now if you prefer a more robust full bodied red wine over the Pinot Noir. I have the ultimate Red Zinfandel under $7.00 a bottle. Hard to believe, but if you can get your hand on it buy at least five or six bottles you will not regret it, instead you will thank me. Renwood Winery Produces ( www.renwood.com)  this outstanding wine.

Renwood Zin by Endre Barath

I have had quite a few Zin in the price point north of $20 a bottle and I would match this in a blind taste testing any day!

Renwood 2005 Zinfandel by Endre Barath

So after you had a tough day of negotiating Real Estate I recommend any one of these great wines. So with that said Enjoy!

 In case you missed my previous two posts: One I wrote on May 15th 2011, here it is for your convenience http://actvra.in/9PR (my second in the series of Cheap but good wines)

And of course the first that started this series being frugal is fashionable 12/30/2009 http://actvra.in/f4Q

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Liz and Bill Spear
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Endre, 15% alcohol in the Zin?  I'm used to seeing 13s in the Malbec's Liz favors, so that's some extra kick!

Jul 17, 2011 12:51 AM #9
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Gwen, let me know how you liked it:)

Liz & Bill in my experience I found once they are over 13.5% usually the flavors are more pronounced. This one is very smooth, very delicious:)

Jul 17, 2011 07:28 AM #10
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I am no connoisseur, but I do love a glass of red... Two of my favorites, Pinot Noir and old vine Zinfandel. Also, I'm a bargain hunter and love discovering wines I haven't seen before. There are a lot of very good wines under $10 a bottle. I love finding them when they're being introduced to a new market. As a Frenchman once said, "You can't live on bread alone." Salute!

Jul 17, 2011 07:34 AM #11
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Rene' Now we must do a post about Cheese as well:)

Jul 17, 2011 07:38 AM #12
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Juli Vosmik
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Great information, Endre.  Today, we're spending the searching for a new wine cooler/fridge.  Our other one "died."  Husband's scouring the stores while I'm on line.  Any suggestions?  We just need a smaller one - 24" by 24" by 36".  About a 20-25 bottle capacity.  Fits under the bar/countertop.  I found a Danby on line from Home Depot.  And, we're checking out Avanti.  Don't want to spend a whole lot, but don't want cheap, fall apart either. 

Jul 17, 2011 07:50 AM #13
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Juli, the most important part is you want to make sure it is not one that is too loud, otherwise you have to drink more at night so you do not hear the machine:))

Jul 17, 2011 07:59 AM #14
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What, Endre - and that would be a bad thing?  LOL. 

Jul 17, 2011 12:46 PM #15
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Interesting finds, Endre. I will have to look out for them and give them a try. I'm not really a red wine person but occasionally I will give it a try.

Jul 18, 2011 01:57 AM #16
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Michael J. Perry
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The state of PA makes it hard but I will definity try and track down these two reds ! Thanks !!!

Jul 18, 2011 05:46 AM #17
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Juli, let us know if you have increased your alcohol consumtion or got a nice quite one:)

Toni, if you preferr white Murhpy Goode has an exellent Savignon Blanc for about $11 a bottle

Michael do they have "state stores"?

Jul 18, 2011 06:57 AM #18
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Donne Knudsen
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Endre - LOL at the loud wine coolers.  We had one of those and it drove hubby batty.  I, on the other hand, never really noticed it (especially after my second glass - LOL).

Jul 18, 2011 07:03 AM #19
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Donne I need more than two glasses to not hear:)

Jul 18, 2011 07:15 AM #20
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Harrison K. Long
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Endre ... I like your article about cheap and good wines under $10 per bottle and need to try out your suggestion of the "Murphy Goode" Pinot Noir.  We enjoy good wines like other people and are always looking for value.

Jul 21, 2011 07:01 PM #21
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Harrison, I am all for a good value, let me know how you liked it.

Jul 21, 2011 07:24 PM #22
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Endre, I'm not a particular fan of Pinot Noir but with your recommendation I may just try the Murphy-Goode label.

Jul 22, 2011 02:13 AM #23
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Silvia what are your preferred wines?

Jul 22, 2011 02:02 PM #24
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Nick T Pappas
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Endre, you are absolutely correct that price isn't necessarily an indicator of quality.  I've also had $100+ bottles of wine that were (at least in my opinion) no better than a $15-$20 bottle.

Aug 04, 2011 11:09 AM #25
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Nick you are so right there are many truly great wines that are in the high teens and I would match them against the $100 plus wines. Next time I will do a post about one of those wines:))

Aug 05, 2011 02:26 AM #26
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Pacita Dimacali
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Cheap but good wines found at Costco:

Menage a Trois -- a blend: Zinfandel from Amador, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc from Napa.

And all their Malbec wines, too.

And all their other Kirkland branded wines. I'm not a snob. Just a bargain hunter. I know it will take a heck of a lot for anything to pass the test to be featured at Costco, much less carry the Kirkland brand like their version of Chateauneuf du Pape if you can find it.

And if you're going to do a cheese feature --- check out the price for Manchego, also at Costco.

Salud!

Aug 14, 2011 11:29 AM #27
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Pacita, Menage a Trois, I agree is a good one, thank you for adding to the list:) In the mean time keep tasting away:))

Aug 14, 2011 11:37 AM #28
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