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If you want a fine dining experience for lunch, Undercurrent Restaurant is an excellent choice.  It offers everything you could want for a lovely experience at an affordable price and you leave looking forward to a return visit. Offering a tasty variety of dishes from soups to salads, sandwiches, and entrees, Undercurrent Restaurant is a an outstanding place for a casual lunch with friends, a business lunch, or a special occasion celebration with a crowd. [click to continue…]

Ridge Boatman Zinfandel 2015


Synopsis, Our Opinion: One of the best California Zinfandels we have ever had!!!

Producer/Winery: RidgeVineyards; Healdsburg, California.

Grape Variety: Zinfandel.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Alexander Valley; California.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $29.70 (with a club member discount) [click to continue…]

Arche Trebbiano Rubicone 2016


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A neutral-tasting, nondescript white wine.

Producer/Winery: Casa Vinicola Botter (Botter S.P.A.); Fossalta di Piave, Italy.

Grape Variety: Trebbiano (Ugni Blanc).

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Rubicone; Emilia Romagna, Italy.

Vintage: 2016

Price: $11.00 (with a wine dinner discount) [click to continue…]


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A slightly corked wine we think had great potential.

Producer/Winery: Raj Parr and Sashi Moorman; Domaine de la Côte; Lompoc, California.

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir.

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

Vintage: 2015

Price: $102.00 [click to continue…]

If your a beginner or casual wine drinker and want to understand the varied characteristics of wines and what makes them different, Madeline Puckette and Justin Hammack’s book Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine1. should be required reading. We’re followers/subscribers of Madeline Puckette’s Wine Folly blog and like her informative graphics and low key approach to learning about wine and just couldn’t resist getting a copy of her book. [click to continue…]

Oltretorrente Colli Tortonesi Rosso 2014


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A very unique and delicious wine!!!

Producer/Winery: Oltretorrente; Paderna, Italy.

Grape Variety: Barbera blend – 90% Barbera and 10% Dolcetto.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Colli Tortonesi; Piedmont, Italy.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $18.00 (with a 10% mixed case discount) [click to continue…]

Portelli Cerasuolo Di Vittoria 2015


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A SPIRITED Italian red we REALLY enjoyed.

Producer/Winery: Salvatore and Alessandro Portelli; Agrivinicola Portelli; Vittoria, Italy.

Grape Variety: Blend – 70% Calabrese (Nero d’Avola) and 30% Frappato.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Cerasuolo di Vittoria; Sicily, Italy.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $20.70 (with a 10% mixed case discount) [click to continue…]


Synopsis, Our Opinion: Superb California Zinfandel and for the price, as good a value as you can get!!!

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

Grape Variety: Zinfandel.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Contra Costa County; Central coast, California.

Vintage: 2016

Price: $38.00 (with a Turley club discount) [click to continue…]


Synopsis, Our Opinion: SIMPLY OUTSTANDING and a Semillon
blend every wine drinker should sample!!!

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

Grape Variety: Semillon blend – blend of 75% Semillon and 25% Sauvignon Blanc.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country:

Vintage: 2000

Price: $22.00 (with a 10% mixed case discount) [click to continue…]


Synopsis, Our Opinion: Not inexpensive, but for the quality it’s a bargain.

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

Grape Variety: Southern Rhone Blend – Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Vermentino and Verdelho.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: California.

Vintage: 2016

Price: $35.00 (with a Turley mailing list discount) [click to continue…]