Killer Close Outs

I have many wines which I enjoy for under $20, even under $10, but I am a big fan of Binny's End of Bin deals.  These are wines they have held onto a bit too long, wines which aren't selling, or wines they need replaced for added shelf space.  Most are fantastic deals and others may be just worth the sale price.  Just remember to visit the stores often if you want to catch them because they disappear fast!  I bought eight really good plus quality wines for $115 with tax- less than $15 average price per.

L'Aventure Cote a Cote 2005- $29.99 my price/$81.65 online price.  A classic from Paso Robles, California, made from equal parts Grenache, Syrah, Mouvedre (all French Rhone Valley grapes) created by Stephan Asseo.  This wine will age well and exude smoke, dark fruits, and minerality.  Given a 91/100 by US lead wine critic Robert Parker (WCWG does not advocate using "expert" scores or descriptions strictly, but only as a minor reference point).  Any wine you can get for half or less than it's value is a great deal!

Cline Big Break Zinfandel 2005- $9.99/$30  Loads of strawberry, dark dusty berries, vanilla, mint, and spice pack flow out of the bottle.  This Zin is made for power.  I normally buy Cline Zins and bought two of these.

Batasiolo Barbaresco 2003- $16.99/$27.99  Good vintage and a steal for this quality NW Italian great.

Kunin Viognier 2005- $12.99/$27  Great body, exotic citrus, spice, and score (90) for this Rhone white.

Mueller Chardonnay 2005- $14.99/$29.99  Full body, toasy and buttery, butterscotch, and lotsa fruit.

Big Fire Pinot Gris 2006- $6.99/$14.99  I cannot wait to try this Oregon bargain.  Bought it after reading Brian's blog, Hustle's Wine on Trial.  Sounds irresistable. 

Mazzi Poiega Valpolicella Superiore 2000- $4.99/$16.99  Ripe black fruit and cherries, nuts, and old world flavors.  You can taste the dried fruit and long finish.

This goes to show the great tastes and bargains you can get with just a bit of timely searching and stocking.  So before you go reaching for that Two Buck Chuck, Yellow Tail, or box of wine try one of these or a similiar bargain- you will be rewarded and your wine collection will become instant money.