When I am looking at various wines throughout the week, once in a while something really tasty comes across my desk (literally). This week, I was happy to find two wines that I find fit this bill, and so there is a tie for Best Value of the Week.
The first wine hails from Italy:
Az. Ag. Valle Reale Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, 2018
Certified organic, chewy and little tannic/dry through the finish, fruit is a tad short, but this wine has structure and finishes with balance. Retail is about $12-15.
Wine two is a southern French standard:
Saint-Cosme Cotes du Rhone, 2018
Being sourced from the northern Rhone, this wine is 100% Syrah - pure core of fruit with a flash of spice. Chewy, jammy fruit, good length, with earthy and floral notes (violets) with more of the pepper spice through the finish. Tasty wine that delivers year in and year out...about $15.