So we’re doubly excited by a pair of such wines on sale locally – for at least a day and a week, respectively – for less than $8 a bottle. The 2009 vintage of Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon, which Wine Enthusiast magazine awarded 90 points and named an “Editor’s Pick” in the Dec. 15 issue, is widely available for about $10 a bottle at places like Total Wine in Virginia, Corridor Wine & Spirits in Laurel and Calvert Woodley in the District (2008) and for a few dollars more elsewhere.
“Elegantly constructed, it’s one of the best Cabernets of the vintage at this price,” he added, referring to the $12 list price. We can’t imagine how much he’d like it at $8 a bottle.
These one-day sales at the Fresh Market are making us regulars out in Vienna, after it put one of our favorite Spanish red values wines on sale for $6 a bottle. But not just red wine drinkers should consider fighting through the Tyson’s traffic to shop for wine.
For more reasons to stock up on Clos du Bois, read “Beat the odds with these $10 grocery store chardonnays.” But the approaching winter weather and the holiday season has us turning back to red wine. And one of the California cabernets recommended here repeatedly is now available in a new vintage and at the lowest price we’ve ever seen.
We haven’t tried the 2010, but this wine has been so consistent for the past five to six vintages that our money says this one’s a winner too. And either way, it won’t cost you more than $8 (plus 10 percent DC tax) to find out.
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