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Clos Du Bois 2005 Shiraz

March 8th, 2009 · No Comments

Clos Du Bois Shiraz 2005

RATED: Great Cheap Wine to Serve to Guests
The weather here is starting to turn.  We have daffodils popping up.  The shrubs are starting to bud out.  The ants are invading my garage.  (I hate ants.  This will be an understandably short post.)  I still have time to grill out though which [...]

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Tags: Clos Du Bois · Great $10 Reds · Recent Quests (Wine Tastings)

Trinchero Family Cabernet Sauvignon

October 6th, 2008 · No Comments

Trinchero Family Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 $10.99

  RANKING: Serve Proudly to Guests

Another great little California Red Wine for around ten bucks!  Sunday evening, I’m on the verge of going 0-5 on my fantasy team!  (Who knew Schaub would get the flu?  You just can’t win without a QB!)  Unbelievable.  To punish myself for my poor judgement [...]

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Tags: California Wines · Great $10 Reds · Recent Quests (Wine Tastings) · Trinchero · Uncategorized

Good Cheap Picnic Wines

October 4th, 2008 · No Comments

Berringer Chenin Blanc 2006 $4.99
RANKING: Good Enough for My Numb Tongue
 A group of us that work together had a little picnic a week or so ago.  Of course it rained which washed out the softball and tennis, but we still had a great time meeting each others spouses and family.  (I am sure many people [...]

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Tags: Berringer Wines · Recent Quests (Wine Tastings)

Rosenblum Cellars Zinfandel

September 6th, 2008 · No Comments

Rosenblum Cellars California Zin Vinter’s Cuvee XXX
RANKING:  Serve Proudly to Guests
Triple XXX can mean a lot of things, usually not suitable for friendly conversation, depending upon your circle of friends of course.  In this case the XXX is certainly worth bringing up in group conversation.  Rosenblum Cellars has put together a surprisingly tasty Zinfandel available [...]

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Tags: California Wines · Recent Quests (Wine Tastings) · Rosenblum Cellars

Biodynamic Grapes Make A Dynamic Red Wine

August 31st, 2008 · 1 Comment

 Dynamic Red Table Wine California 2006 $8.99
sold exclusively at Trader Joes
 RANKING: Serve to Guests
Well I fell for a label again.  The Mediterranean tower-home gave this wine an “old country” look that I couldn’t resist.  How in the world Trader Joes keeps finding well priced little gems like this I dont know.  This one is from Ceago [...]

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Tags: Ceago Vineyards · Great $10 Reds · Recent Quests (Wine Tastings)