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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
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
Just found Jepson on sale in TJ’s over the weekend, $7.99 for their 2005 Syrah! I highly recommend it, a nice fruity (berry) and robust red, perfect for just sitting around with friends, which is what we used it for on Sat night! Might be my current fave……
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
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, ??, ??