WHAT: Weinert Merlot 2003 (red) Rating: NNNN
WHERE: Mendoza, Argentina
WHY: Just over $15, if you include the deposit, this wine will see you through the cold winter nights. It’s medium-bodied, with a nice touch of leather and good sizzle on the finish. I realize that for some people, that sounds like the perfect date, and who am I to argue? Also try Weinert’s Cabernet Sauvignon.
PRICE: 750 ml/$14.85 (over $15 with tax)
AVAILABILITY: At most Vintages outlets (product #656371)