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Best Buys at Tamura's For November 2005.
At Tamura's you're always guaranteed the best prices on some of the best wines in the state. They also carry some of the most highly allocated wines available in Hawaii. But for most people, it's their ability to capture the wonderful world of everyday drinking wines - at great prices that sets Tamura's appart.
We'll be featuring wines each month and making suggestions, in this section, of wines that are under about $15.
Look for specials, changing recommedations and a growing number of articles and features on the wines as we list them.
If you're looking for anything in particular or need a wine recommendation then don't hesitate to email us and ask!
Wines for November 2005.
Available at Tamura's Waialae Avenue.
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Chardonnay. Columbia Valley Grand Estates 2002.
This ripe and generous wine has a bright mouthfeel of lemon-scented pear and kiwi flavors. There's enough buttery oakiness to give it a richness, but not too much to overpower. Drink now through 2008.
Tamura's Price : $7.99
Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley Grand Estates 2001.
Country: USA. Washington.
An open, clear-eyed style, nicely packaged with black cherry, berry and spicy oak notes melding harmoniously. The flavors blend beautifully and there's a nice rich finish that's long and silky. Drinkable now through 2010.
Tamura's Price: $7.99
Merlot Columbia valley Grand Estates 2001.
Country: USA. WAshington.
Ripe, plump generous fruit flavors with lots of fresh cherry, dried cherry, dark plum and sweet spice. There's a toasty oak finish and the fruit remains long on the finish.
Drink now through 2009.
Tamura's Price $7.99
DRYLANDS SAUVIGNON BLANC.
Country: New Zealand.
We just love this well priced sauvignon blanc that goes fabulously with many of our island dishes. crisp, clean, tropical fruit flavors with lots of peachy, melony ripeness. Take it to any restaurant that specializes in spicy food and you'll love the results.
Great value .
Tamura's Price: $10.99
BEAUJOLAIS NOVEAU. 2005
If it's the third Thursday in November, then it must be time to break out the BN.
Remember this is fun wine. Although the PR machine from Georges DuBeouf always insist that this year has been the best ever, no one is deceived into thinking that the young, fruity wine is supposed to be anything other than quaffable.
It is , however a fabulous wine to just get into the spirit of drinking with.
This year, Tamura's have Beaujolais Nouveau and Beaujolais Nouveau Villages for under $12.
Buy enough to last through Christmas , as the wine, with its brightly colored label and immediate appeal to novices, makes a great host gift at any party.
Duane’s Picks For November.
Duane Osato is the store manager at Tamura’s Waialae Avenue with responsibilities for their growing gourmet food section, and wine.
With a store full of fabulous wine to choose from, his favorite picks can be tough to find….here are a few for November that you might like to try.
CAUSSES DE NIZAS
If you like cabernet, then you’ll love this wine . It’s medium to light bodied with light fruit and really good balance.
Great with turkey and ham – one of our picks for your Thanksgiving table.
This is a great fun wine – a party wine!
It’s a beautiful blend of Bordeaux and Rhone varieties. Black currant, cassis, blackberry, cherry aromas, exotic herbs and coffee flavors are prominent components. Power and balance along with toasted oak flavors play a supporting role in the structure of the wine. This bottle of wine is very polished and has a smooth finish, enjoy! Try it with seared ahi or a medium rare steak.
Cairanne Cotes Du Rhone 2003
This gorgeous blend is Grenache based (70%) and while not overly fruity it is a ripe, rich really well structured red wine with a complex nose, lots of spice and a long ripe finish.
Santa Ynez Valley.
We love this wine. It has nice balance and if you like Pinot Grigio then you’ll love this too.
There’s none of the tartness that sometimes is evident with PG there’s some acid and a really nice lemony touch on the finish, Floral and just delicious!