A quick Safeway 6 featuring 1 x Zin, 3 x Cab., 1 x Cotes du Rhone and 1 x Blend
This is a blended cab featuring grapes from Napa, Sonoma and Lake county The combined effect is quite a nice cab. Leans toward the old go to Rodney Strong Sonoma County. Anyway, something worth a try. Website http://jademountainvineyards.com I got mine from the canyon market.
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
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
This got the GOLD award in the 2008 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition – It actually got a “double gold” whatever that means I have drank several bottles of this and it does vary a little. The first I had was perfect, the last was a little sharp but all had a good boquet (smelt… Continue reading McManis – Petite Sirah – California 2006
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.
This was from one of the wine spectator mailings and was a 90 point wine (I’ll give my opinion on wine ratings later…) It’s a little pricey at $17.99 but worth it if you are looking for something special or are in a Syrah mood. The company that makes this is Concha y Toro and… Continue reading Marques de Casa Concha – Syrah 2005 d.o. Puemo Chile