Wine of the Week [October 10th - October 16th]

Greetings fellow wine enthusiasts!  Regardless of the degree to which you identify with the term, whether you like to enjoy a glass every now and then, or, like me, make your own vintage divining tarot card set using images from old wine labels, we here at The Goat would like to foster your love for the drink by offering wine every week that we will showcase here in the blog, and have available for tasting on Fridays from 6~7 p.m.

Good, inexpensive wine.  As much as some people cringe whenever someone uses the words “cheap” and “wine” in the same sentence, there is a reason wineries don’t just make their highest quality wine and nothing else.  As much as we all love that instant euphoria inducing awesomeness, our wallets are not as full as our hearts.  Bodegas y Viñedos O. Fournier, while they do produce a number of estate and other upper crust bottlings, also have a series of wines they call their “Urban” range, clearly targeted for us budget conscious but discerning wine lovers.  The “Urban Maule” series comes from the Maule Valley in Chile, while the “Urban Uco” series takes shape in the Uco Valley of Argentina.  Made for immediate enjoyment, these are delicious, fresh, fruit-forward wines with little need for ceremony or circumstance.

The Urban Maule Red Blend smells like riper raspberry, red currant, and black cherries, but turns back the clock on the fruit once you tilt your glass.  This will be nice with a roast beef sandwich for lunch!

 

 

 

 

 

The Chardonnay from Urban Uco presents honeydew, dried pineapple, and meyer lemons up front, with a zip of tangy citrus bringing up the rear.  Pairs well with good company!

 

 

 

 

 

See you Friday!!!