Recommendation: House Wine Red by the Magnificent Wine Co.
While strolling through our local liquor store the 2005 House Wine Red by the Magnificent Wine Co caught my eye, marketed as a staff recommendation for $10.99 per bottle, $20 for 2 bottles. It was a blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and some Syrah, Malbec and Franc. They are based in Washington State. I had never heard of them before. I thought “Why not?” and picked up a bottle.
A few nights later we opened it and were very pleasantly surprised by the robust flavor, smoothness and general drinkability of the wine. I was a little giddy thinking that I had found a really really great $10 bottle of wine – not easy to come by. I had to pick up some more! However, I was not the only one who bought the wine. By the time I went back about a week later the 2005s were gone and the store was marketing the 2006 release at the same price. Worth another try. I got a couple bottles. Drum roll…the 2006 is not as good at the 2005. But it is still a very nice bottle of wine, the flavor smoothed out a bit after given more time to breath. I will probably pick up a few more bottles. But that said, the 2005 was a real winner, a steal at the $10.99 price tag.
If you come across any 2005 House Wine Red by the Magnificent Wine Co snap them up! I think this is a company to keep your eye on too. We will be trying more of their wine, we have a Steak House bottle waiting for the right evening.
Addition: We have since had a couple more bottles of the 2006…and it is quite remarkable for a $10 bottle of wine as well…so grab some if you see them. I’m going to pick up a case today 🙂