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BBQ Reds from California

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BBQredsYou’ll find a few good reds in the $15 price range with Zinfandel leading the way. Smoking Loon offers Zin with Beaujolais drinkability. Fun party, or week-night red. Zinfatuation lives up to its name – fruity, spicy, yummy and seductive.

Ravenswood have always been the ‘heartbeat’ of Zin, irreverent, rich red that just wants to have fun. If Cabernet is about power, Zin is Pop Art – the Andy Warhol of red wines. 181 Cellars Merlot combines a solid, earthy character with this grape’s usually plummy, lovely quality. Could be related to Zin.

Pinot Noir is always expensive, but Bonterra’s organic offering would be a delicious light red partner for a Summer salmon BBQ. Lightly chilled of course.

SMOKING LOON 10 Zinfandel ‘Old Vine’, California 272393 $14.95

TRINCHERO ‘ZINFATUATION’ 10 Zinfandel, Amador County, California 274746 $16.95

RAVENSWOOD 10 Zinfandel ‘Vintners Blend’, California 359257 Vintages Essentials $17.95

181 WINE CELLARS 10 Merlot, Lodi, California 226530 $16.95

BONTERRA 10 Pinot Noir, Mendocino, California (Organic) 317685 Vintages $19.95

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5 Comments to BBQ Reds from California

  1. scott patrick

    Additionally, the Ravenswood is selling for $7.95 down here in sunny California. That, with our dollar around parity the last few years – and the “weighty” buying power of the LCBO. Mmmm…

  2. billy

    Right on Scott! Many people here think that the LCBO is their ‘friend’. They need to travel more. Visit you!!

  3. Kady Henrush

    Hi, After having family visit the hospital, with an extended stay, I would much rather pay the extra per bottle of wine then pay the cost of the deductable. My family membe is now just under $500,000 in debit. That’s a ton of bottle of beautiful wines!!

  4. billy

    Hang on guys, you’ve bought into the LCBO/Ontario Gov hype over the LCBO. The LCBO is a poorly run organization and a poor way of collecting tax dollars. Free enterprise stores would generate MORE tax dollars (our ‘not-so-smart’ Liberal government has several reports recommending privatization) for healtcare, education, etc. We can have-it-all here in Ontario, if we had better government.

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