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Nice, Cheap Chardonnay



March 25, 2012 – Comments (10)

If you've followed my blogs - first, many thanks - second, you know I enjoy finding a bargain in the wine aisle as much as finding an underpriced stock.

I just tried Jacob's Creek Chardonnay, 2011 vintage, and really enjoyed it.  I've had some other wines from Jacob's Creek and they've been good for the money, but not great - this one rocked.  The label says, "medium bodied wine with melon and citrus flavors" and that pretty well sums it up.  I wouldn't swear it tastes like melon and citrus, but the wine was refreshing and had nice fruit tastes without tasting like a sugary juice or having a bitter aftertaste.  My wife also liked the wine.  It's unusual to find something we both like.  We have very different wine tastes, so when both of us like something, odds are most folks will like it.

The best part is this was on sale at the local Giant supermarket for about $6.50 a bottle.  Don't know if other places have it at that price, but I do know I've paid more for wines I didn't like as well.  I'll be stocking up after I sober up.

I generally prefer reds to whites, but really liked this wine.  It should work well with poultry or fish or just enjoying a glass or three while watching the NASCAR race - or whatever it is you want to watch.

Please drink responsibly.

Fool on, Russ



10 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On March 25, 2012 at 6:29 PM, HarryCaraysGhost (77.10) wrote:

Really Man...?

You've joined the wine and cheese surrender monkeys circle.

Anyhow I wish you guys would have bought Bud back at $17.


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#2) On March 25, 2012 at 7:24 PM, rd80 (96.82) wrote:

Who said anything about cheese? 
Although, now that you mention it, this wine would go well with cheese.

I did own BUD (and had two CAPS picks on it) back in '08. The InBev buyout made it one of the few investing bright spots that year. 

Cheers back at 'ya.

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#3) On March 25, 2012 at 8:58 PM, Starfirenv (< 20) wrote:

Belikin Beer and/or island rum works pretty good. I rec the Stout if you like a dark beer.

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#4) On March 26, 2012 at 12:54 AM, zzlangerhans (99.84) wrote:

I like my wine the way I like my women. Cheap and cold.

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#5) On March 26, 2012 at 1:07 AM, Starfirenv (< 20) wrote:

ZZ, free and hot works too, from here anyways.

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#6) On March 26, 2012 at 9:21 AM, Valyooo (34.43) wrote:

Wine and NASCAR?

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#7) On March 26, 2012 at 10:42 AM, ikkyu2 (98.57) wrote:

Surrender monkey??  Who'da thunk.

Jacob's Creek appears to be a privately or closely held Australian company, so I don't see the trade here.  I like BF/B and DEO. 

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#8) On March 26, 2012 at 12:02 PM, Valyooo (34.43) wrote:

The trade is market neutral; long Jacob's creek, short free radicals

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#9) On March 26, 2012 at 12:52 PM, constructive (99.97) wrote:

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#10) On March 26, 2012 at 5:01 PM, rd80 (96.82) wrote:

Wine and NASCAR?

Yep.  The wine also went well with Doritos :)

ikkyu2 and MegaShort -I hadn't even considered an investment angle here - other than save/invest the money you'd have spent on pricier beverages.  Thanks for bringing up the investment angle and tracking down Jacob Creek's corporate parentage.

Valyooo - I was thinking just long Jacob's Creek - the wine, not the company.

zz and Starfire - Enjoyed the comments. I'll look for Belikin.

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