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Beckmen Vineyards Cuvee Le Bec 2014


Recommendation: A very good value “entry level” California Southern Rhone Blend.

Winery/Producer: Beckmen Vineyards; Los Olivos, California.

Grape Variety: Southern Rhone Blend – 50% Syrah, 35% Grenache, 8% Mourvedre and 7% Counoise.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Santa Ynez Valley; Santa Barbara County; Central Coast, California.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $16.95 [click to continue…]

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Pago de los Capellanes Ribera del Duero 2011


Recommendation: An OUTSTANDING Spanish Duero that was a real treat!!

Winery/Producer: Pago de los Capellanes; Burgos, Spain.

Grape Variety: Tempranillo.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Ribera del Duero, Spain.

Vintage: 2011

Price: $28.95 [click to continue…]

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ColleStefano Verdicchio di Matelica 2015


Recommendation: Noteworthy Verdicchio that is a “PERFECT’ pairing with white fish.

Winery/Producer: ColleStefano di Marchionni Fabio Caselraimondo; Marche, Italy.

Grape Variety: Verdicchio.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Verdicchio di Matelica, Italy.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $16.95 [click to continue…]

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Volpaia CittoToscana 2013


Recommendation: A TREMENDOUS bargain and a savory Super Tuscan blend.

Winery/Producer: Castello di Volpaia; Radda, Italy.

Grape Variety: Super Tuscan blend – 65% Sangiovese and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Tuscany, Italy.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $11.95 [click to continue…]

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Recommendation: Good, robust, fruit-driven California Zinfandel.

Winery/Producer: Carlisle Winery; Windsor, California.

Grape Variety: Zinfandel.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Russian River Valley; Sonoma County, California.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $29.95 [click to continue…]

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Recommendation: An EXCELLENT off-dry Riesling that’s a VERY GOOD value.

Winery/Producer: Carl Loewen; Mosel, Germany.

Grape Variety: Riesling.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Mosel, Germany.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $17.95 [click to continue…]

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Recommendation: At under $10 it’s clearly a good “everyday” Rosé.

Winery/Producer: Michel Chapoutier; Tain, France.

Grape Variety: Rosé blend – Mostly Grenache and some Cinsault and Syrah.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Côtes du Rhône; Southern Rhône, France.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $9.99 (with a 30% mixed 6-pack discount) [click to continue…]

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Recommendation: Simply a GREAT California Chinin Blanc that was a good value.

Winery/Producer: Chalone Vineyard; Soledad, California.

Grape Variety: Chenin Blanc.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Chalone; Montery County, California.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $24.95 [click to continue…]

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Recommendation: A brawny California red blend that needs a strong flavored food pairing.

Winery/Producer: T-Vine Winery; Napa, California.

Grape Variety: Blend – 59% Zinfandel, 22% Petite Sirah, 8% Grenache, 7% Carignane and 4% Charbono.

Geographic Region, Appellation: California.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $29.95 [click to continue…]

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Recommendation: A MEMORABLE wine that had layers of of smooth flavors that made every sip a new experience.

Winery/Producer: Tommaso Bussola; Negrar, Italy.

Grape Variety: Blend – Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Valpolicella Classico; Veneto, Italy.

Vintage: 2011

Price: $36.95 [click to continue…]

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