Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Lander-Jenkins Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 $15 (on sale $10)

(Napa, Monterey & Central Valley)

First of all, this was hard to pass up on a $10 sale.  I figured if it wasn’t to my liking, I could always use it in a marinade.  After the first sip, let’s just say there wasn’t any left for a marinade.  On the nose, this wine displayed black cherries, vanilla, white pepper and subtle oak.

With a full body, flavors of plums, currants along with hints of toffee and spice brought together an enjoyable, balanced blend. 

This Cabernet is a delicious, velvety wine with rich tannins and a long, smooth finish.  The complexity amazed me for this price point!  From the winemakers info., this vintage had a blend using 83% Cabernet Sauvignon and the remaining fruit undisclosed.

If you want a reasonable red to go with your next steak, burger or even pizza, this should be one you consider.  Originally, I found this at World Market.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Root:1 Heritage Red 2013 - $12

Maipo Valley, Chile

Dark berries accompanied with hints of black pepper and leather aromas filled my glass.  For $12 retail and $7 on sale, I might have said “woah.”  There may have been a slight musty hint at first but that went away quickly.  The flavors combine blackberries and dark cherry with a subtle spice.  On the finish, traces of vanilla complement firm tannins.  Drinks like a sophisticated old world red.  The blend is Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Syrah and Petit Verdot.  Found this at World Market.  Amazing value with great flavors.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Prosecco for New Years

So you'd like an alternative to Champagne?  Why not try a Prosecco to ring in the new year.  The Italian's favorite bubbly is adored by many and in fact I prefer it over others...however I won't mention those.

Santi Nello is full of vibrant citrus notes with hints of vanilla and pears on the flavors.  The bubbles are small and furious giving you that amazing mouth feel with every sip.

My post is short tonight as I'm late for dinner yet I'll be taking a bottle of this with me for sharing later.

Happy New Years!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Why Are Some Wines So Expensive?

I've asked myself this question and thought I had the answers. This article makes for an even better understanding. 

Thanks to Vivino for posting. 


Thursday, August 20, 2015

Cabernet Day is September 3rd!

From some great folks at Ridge Vineyards.

Click here to read >>  Cabernet Day 

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