1) Cab – Rodney Strong
2) Zin – Cameron Hughes (a new entry at only $9.98!)
3) Pinot – Sebastiani
4) Chardonnay – Edna Valley
5) Cab – Alexander Valley
6) Cab – Ghost Pines
Had this one at Thanksgiving and fine it was – This came in at 93 points on the Wine Spectator scale and this month made number 10 on their Top 100 for 2008. This is remarkable value at less than 20 bucks – $18.99 at BevMo and is flying out the door like hot cakes.… Continue reading Seghesio – Zinfandel Sonoma County 2007
What do you get when you cross a stingy git from Stockport and a wine shopping experience. Answer: Who knows! As it happens I have to give Glyn the benefit of this one as he found it and i’ve had a few bottles since. He did claim/hope that it was a $5 wine but in… Continue reading Chateau St. Jean, Merlot, Cal/Napa, 2004
Not usually a fan of the larger/commercial wineries but hey it was a bargain-ish. $11 with the usual safeway 6 pack but $16 with real money (which I wouldn’t buy it for). Anyway, to the wine..it was OK actually. Quite smooth and gentle, as opposed to harsh and bitey. Very drinkable. Would put it into… Continue reading Kendall-Jackson, Zin, Cal, 2006-Vintners Reserve
This is a great Zin. Like the 7 Deadly Zins only more so. It’s available at BevMo(Follow the link to check the availability at your local one) It’s moderately priced at $15.99 (That’s with the BevMo $2 off) I first had this at Two for T’s birthday (She was drinking the A-Z Pinot Noir from… Continue reading Pezzi King Zinfandel 2005 Sonoma County
Again, no place and year details as bottle, and contents, have long gone. Very nice wine, however, I do have a feeling that this one can be a bit hit & miss. Maybe I should volunteer to get blathered on a few bottles of it over a number of different occassions in order to get… Continue reading Murphy-Goode, Merlot, ??, ??
Sorry would have given more details on place and year but her-in-doors as thrown the bottle out. And very nice it was too. I like this Chardonnay as its got a nice creamy-buttery finish to it. (Similar to a Guenoc I once had… and still have one in the rack and will report on once… Continue reading Bogle, Chardonnay, Napa?, Year??
One of my favourites. It is up at the $13/14 rate (thats a lot for me) but well worth it. Hence why I buy, and drink, vast quantities of it. Very smooth with none of this over-powering blackberry, chocolate, haystack shit. Currently (Feb 08) on my regular shopping list.
Price has been varying on this one from $12-$14 at Sfwy. This is one of my regular buys and one that I take to dinner at other people’s places.. if I like them. Very nice finish; extremely pleasant and drinkable. Estate grown and bottled…but purchased in vast supermarkets. Where’s the romance?
Ooh ‘er, Missus. Lovely little number this one. Smooth as something that is fairly smooth. Currently, as of end of Jan, its $12 at Safeway .. with the Safeway Stingy Card (accepted by all tight-arsed northerners). Good value. Even the Missus likes it.