Reviews of wines that don’t need their own post, but are worth noting for one reason or another. Look for it on the final Friday of each month.
• Red Rock Malbec 2008 ($10, sample): This Gallo brand is one of the most popular restaurant wines in the country, and it's easy to see why. It's fruity, not offensive or overdone, and offers consistency from vintage to vintage.
• El Coto Rioja Blanco 2009 ($10, sample): My new favorite limited availability wine, with $10 Hall of Fame qualities -- this Spanish white has a bit of lemon and is very clean and crisp. But good luck finding it at retail.
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