Best buys | Chronic Cellars Sofa King Bueno 2013

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Chronic Cellars Sofa King Bueno 2013

I’m surprised there aren’t more wine brands and labels dedicated to Hallowe’en but yesterday I found a perfect one at the Majestic press tasting.

It’s called Sofa King Bueno from a zany winery called Chronic Cellars* in Paso Robles in Calfornia - a big (14.8%!) juicy exuberant blend of petite sirah, syrah, grenache and mourvedre which has a skeleton on the label

It would be great with something like an authentic south-west American - or even a Tex-Mex - chile or with barbecued brisket and obviously would be equally suitable for the Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations the next day

The only downside is that at £14.99 (on multibuy at Majestic) it’s not quite cheap enough for a party but I’ll be posting some better value Hallowe’en and bonfire night reds next week. Apparently it’s in 107 of the Majestic branches which is roughly half the estate and is supposed to be available online though I can’t currently find it on the site. There’s still time for them to order if for you though if you want it.

Availability - and price - is better in the US.

*Which is run by a family called Beckett. No relation but an added bonus so far as I'm concerned!

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WindsorMerlot on October 26 2015 at 17:04

I have really been looking forward to this coming into Majestic since I tried Chronic's Purple Paradise. I was also told there would be three altogether of their wines, possibly Dead Nuts. I am a fan of Paso Robles wines, particularly those that are a bit different such as Chronic, it's these type of wines and labels that will introduce younger drinkers into the world of wine.

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