California Wines in Brandon's Shopping Cart - Gray Mackenzie & Partners, Abu Dhabi
This is a lovely wine and at 105AED, would be actually be an ideal 'take to your friends' dinner party' wine - it is priced in the mid range and I think your friends will welcome by this wine - Zinfandel wines are not picked up my many people and this is a wine you do no not see on by the glass wine lists in Abu Dhabi. Highly recommended.
The Sonoma County Chardonnay 2013 is an interesting choice. I have avoided Chardonnays these years, mainly because of the disappointing choices I have tried at brunches in the city. However, this Chardonnay surprises me with its fruitiness, but don't worry, it is definitely nice and dry. Look out for pineapple when you sip it.
Overall, three very good inclusions in my shopping cart. These three wines would be be great on any dinner table. These are three wines I rate highly and it is no surprise that when I checked online, they all averaged scores around 90 and above among wine publications. I think the Chardonnay will not actually be bad as an an aperitif. You know, pour it as guests arrive while serving anything seafood or chicken based in terms of finger food. As for the two reds, you can decide based on your budget. The Kenwood Jack London Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 is very good and you will not be disappointed. Similarly, though, the Sonoma County Zinfandel 2013 is an excellent, and at 60AED cheaper than the former, it is my pick for this cart!
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