Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wine from my collection: Bear Flag

This is a fun wine.

I selected a bunch of inexpensive wines at random during my latest stock-up; at $9.99, I figured I'd give this one a try, despite (or because of?) the crazy label. So-called "critter wines" tend to be drinkable but not especially tasty.

But Bear Flag was actually pretty good. Their "soft red" blend is a mixture of tempranillo, zinfandel, and a couple of other things, and was very smooth and well-balanced. Not too sweet, not too tannic. I really liked it with stinky cheese. I think I'll have to make it a point to seek this one out in future. I like having good under-$10 wine around for everyday drinking.

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