On tap: Surfing the wine shelvesby Tucson Citizen on Apr. 05, 2006, under Local, Taste
Each week, Mark Tarbell for The Arizona Republic suggests a few reasonably priced wines.
Key: $$$ – $20-$25. $$ – $15-$20. $ – $7-$15.
$$ 2004 Dalton Canaan White (Galilee Region, Israel) 50 percent Sauvignon Blanc, 30 percent Chardonnay, 30 percent white Riesling. You’ll more often hear “this wine tastes great, and it happens to be kosher.” Find it at: Can be special-ordered at AJ’s Fine Foods, 2805 E. Skyline Drive, 232-6340
$ Manischewitz Concord Grape (Manischewitz Wine, USA) Miscast and misunderstood, this traditional kosher wine has aroma like pure dark sweet grapes with the skins on. Taste is mild, sweet, easy drinkin’ grape juice with some chutzpah. Drinks more like a New York State dessert wine. Find it at: Plaza Liquors & Fine Wines, 2642 N. Campbell Ave., 327-0452 and most supermarkets.
$ 2003 Baron Herzog, Merlot (Central Coast, California) A simple quaffing-style merlot suitable for Passover. Aroma is red currant and raspberry. Taste is dry, simple and one-dimensional. Find it at: Plaza Liquors & Fine Wines, 2642 N. Campbell Ave., 327-0452