Staff Favorites - Randy Hagerman

Randy Hagerman


2006 Taittinger "Comtes de Champagne" Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne
Review Date: 03-14-2016
Aromas of spiced pear, lemon curd, and toast waft from the glass. On the palate, this is a round and creamy champagne expressing notes of baked stone fruit, citrus, chalk, and biscuit. The lengthy, mineral finish alone is worth the price of admission. Drink now or hold.

2013 Mercedes Eguren Cabernet Sauvignon Vino de la Tierra de Castilla
Review Date: 11-21-2015
Under $10 with a screw cap enclosure, this wine blows away most Cabs in the $20-$30 range. Slightly sweet, dark fruit flavors are carried into a finish with just enough structure to keep you interested. The acidity is well-balanced and the hint of oak is rewarding on the finish. The price on this Cabernet is a blessing. Buy a case and keep your friends away from your expensive wines this holiday season.
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart

2014 Tilia Malbec Mendoza
Review Date: 11-16-2015
I love the direction that affordable Argentinian Malbec is headed. This wine is taut and focused, with plenty of ripe berry fruit. Notes of plum and blackberry on the palate deliver you to a slightly tannic and spicy finish. How can this wine be only $8.99?!?!?
Price: $7.99 Add To Cart
RP 90

Caves Messias Santola "Crab Wine" Vinho Verde
Review Date: 11-01-2015
Hold on to summer with this crisp Vinho Verde! This is a very, very easy-drinking white. Grab some crab legs or grill up some white fish and enjoy the extended warm weather with THE crab wine. Cheers!
Price: $8.99 Add To Cart

1998 Bodegas Casa Juan Señor de Lesmos Gran Reserva Rioja
Review Date: 07-24-2015
If you're looking for a Rioja with some age on it, you won't do much better than this bottle for the price. The earthy, dark fruit profile makes this a big, rich wine. That being said, the acidity and long finish make it distinctly Spanish. Fantastic wine!
Price: $29.99 Add To Cart

Mas Codina Cava Brut Reserva Penedès
Review Date: 07-01-2015
A sparkling wine this well constructed for under $15 could only be from Spain. This Cava would not be out of place side-by-side with wines almost double the price. I keep a bottle in my refrigerator at all times.
Price: $12.99 Add To Cart