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Raimbault Bel-Air Vouvray 2016


Synopsis, Our Opinion: Nice Chenin Blanc from Vouvray that’s an excellent value.

Producer/Winery: Vincent Raimbault; Domaine de La Robiniere; Chançay, France.

Grape Variety: Chenin blanc.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Vouvray; Loire Valley, France.

Vintage: 2016

Price: $16.20 (with a 10% mixed case discount) [click to continue…]


Synopsis, Our Opinion: Simply OUTSTANDING sparkling Chardonnay.

Producer/Winery: Sashi Moorman and Rajat Parr; Sandhi Vintners; Petaluma, California.

Grape Variety: Chardonnay.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Sta. Rita Hills; Central Coast, California.

Vintage: 2014

Price: Free (See review Prologue) [click to continue…]

Tablas Creek En Gobelet 2015


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A “Not Bad” California Rhone blend.

Producer/Winery: Tablas Creek Vineyard; Paso Robles, California.

Grape Variety: Southern Rhone blend – 39% Mourvedre, 29% Grenache, 18% Syrah, 11% Counoise and 3% Tannat.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Adelaida District, Paso Robles, California.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $40.00 (with a Tablas Creek club discount) [click to continue…]

Contino Gran Reserva Rioja 2010


Synopsis, Our Opinion: Stellar Rioja that’s an excellent value at $49.95!!!

Producer/Winery: Vinedos del Contino; Laserna, Spain.

Grape Variety: Tempranillo blend – 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo and Garnacha.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Rioja, Spain.

Vintage: 2010

Price: $49.95 [click to continue…]


Synopsis, Our Opinion: One of the best value wines we’ve had in a long time.

Producer/Winery: Turley Wine Cellars; Napa, California.

Grape Variety: Zinfandel.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: California.

Vintage: 2017

Price: $20.00 (with a Turley club discount) [click to continue…]


Synopsis, Our Opinion: Excellent “everyday” grocery store wine that was an OUTSTANDING value.

Producer/Winery: Chateau Ste. Michelle; Patterson, Washington.

Grape Variety: Merlot (83% Merlot and 17% Syrah).

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Columbia Valley, Washington.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $9.27 (with a 30% mixed 6-pack discount) [click to continue…]

Courtois Ancestral 2015


Synopsis, Our Opinion: An unusual blend that we thought was paired especially well with the pork dinner.

Producer/Winery: Julien Courtois and Heidi Kuka; Le Clos de la Bruyère; Soings en Sologne, France.

Grape Variety: Blend – 45% Côt (Malbec), 45% Gamay Chaudenay and 10% Gascon

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Loire Valley, France.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $38.70 (with a 10% mixed case discount) [click to continue…]


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A FANTASTIC “everyday” dry Italian wine that is food friendly and delicious.

Producer/Winery: Lamberto Vannuci; Azienda Agricola Centorame; Casoli di Atri, Italy.

Grape Variety: Montepulciano.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Italy.

Vintage: 2017

Price: $11.70 (with a 10% mixed case discount) [click to continue…]

Ridge York Creek Petite Sirah 2014


Synopsis, Our Opinion: We’re hoping it was a bad cork and our second bottle is MUCH better.

Producer/Winery: Ridge Vineyards; Healdsburg, California.

Grape Variety: Petite Sirah.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, California.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $33.30 (with a Ridge club discount) [click to continue…]


Synopsis, Our Opinion: Simply OUTSTANDING Chardonnay.

Producer/Winery: Terry Leighton; Kalin Cellars; Novato, California.

Grape Variety: Chardonnay.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Livermore Valley, California.

Vintage: 1995

Price: $30.60 (with a 10% mixed case discount) [click to continue…]