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Synopsis, Our Opinion: Wine drinkers who like “New World” Cabernet Sauvignon should love this one.

Producer/Winery: Sarah & Sparky Marquis; MollyDooker Wines; McLaren Vale, South Australia.

Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: McLaren Vale; South Australia.

Vintage: 2016

Price: $52.00 [click to continue…]


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A nice fresh and young Sauvignon blanc from one of our favorite Zinfandel producers.

Producer/Winery: Turley Wine Cellars; St. Helena, California.

Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Napa Valley; North Coast, California.

Vintage: 2017

Price: $28.00 (with a Turley club membership) [click to continue…]

Tablas Creek Cotes de Tablas 2016


Synopsis, Our Opinion: Delicious red wine that’s a great value.

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

Grape Variety: Southern Rhône blend – 55% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 13% Mourvedre and 7% Counoise.

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

Vintage: 2016

Price: $28 (with a Tablas Creek Vinsider Club discount) [click to continue…]

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…]