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2010 UnCorked ReviewDuring the past six years, this column has touched on an expansive collection of topics — food and wine pairing, the cork debate, the screw-cap deliberation and just simple, basic ideas for wine lovers. My aim has always been to offer honest recommendations of wines available in Arkansas.

But possibly more than the specific recommendations, I hope this column makes wine — an often pretentious and confusing subject — more relaxed and easier to understand.

This past year I have received an overwhelming amount of feedback, questions and ideas — please keep the suggestions coming!

As a way of saying thank you for reading Uncorked I would like to offer a complete list of the past year’s Value and Splurge wines. It’s easy to keep on your personal computer or print for quick and easy reference. To request a copy, Contact Me.

A few 2010 favorites:


  • 2007 Banfi Chianti Classico, Italy (about $15 retail)
  • 2007 Tamas Double Decker Red, California (about $9 retail)
  • 2008 Santa Rita Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile (about $13 retail)
  • 2007 Gnarly Head Cellars Zinfandel, California (about $14 retail)
  • 2009 La Vieille Ferme Rhone Rose, France (about $11 retail)
  • 2009 Bodega Norton Rosado, Argentina (about $13 retail)
  • 2007 Raimondo Family Winery Tempranillo, California/Arkansas (about $16 retail)
  • 2009 Whitehall Lane Sauvignon Blanc, California (about $16 retail)


  • 2007 Olivier Leflaive Chablis Les Deux Rives, France (about $29 retail)
  • 2008 Villa Maria Estate Private Bin Pinot Noir, New Zealand (about $28 retail)
  • 2009 Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand (about $24 retail)
  • 2008 Argyle Willamette Valley Chardonnay, Oregon (about $20 retail)
  • 2008 Presqu’ile Winery Pinot Noir, California (about $45 retail)
  • 2008 Presqu’ile Winery Chardonnay, California (about $35 retail)
  • 2006 Robert Mondavi Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon, California (about $50 retail)

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