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Synopsis, Our Opinion: A very nice easy drinking and refreshing Rosé.

Producer/Winery: Delphine and Julien Zernott; Domaine du Pas de l’Escalette; Poujols, France.

Grape Variety: Rosé Blend: 50% Grenache 40% Cinsault and 10% Carignan.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Languedoc, France.

Vintage: 2019

Price: $20.00 (with a 10% mixed case discount) [click to continue…]


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A real find in the vast array of California Pinot Noirs.

Producer/Winery: Jim Clendenen; Au Bon Climat; Santa Maria, California.

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir.

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

Vintage: 2016

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


Synopsis, Our Opinion: VERY DISAPPOINTING Premier Cru Burgundy.

Producer/Winery: Domaine Rollin; Pernand Vergelesses, France.

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru; Côte de Beaune; Burgundy, France.

Vintage: 2013

Price: Gift; $50.00+ (Estimate) [click to continue…]

Costal Chablis Les Truffieres 2015

Synopsis, Our Opinion: A very disappointing Chardonnay.

Producer/Winery: Domaine Jean Collet and Kermit Lynch; Domaine Costal; Chablis, France.

Grape Variety: Chardonnay.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Chablis; Burgundy, France.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $32.40 (with a 10% mixed case discount) [click to continue…]


Synopsis, Our Opinion: We would recommend both of these wines, but the Jean-Paul Brun L’ancien has set the bar high and it’s clearly our
all-time favorite Beaujolais Nouveau.

Producer/Winery:
Pierre-Marie Chermette; Saint Verand, France
Jean-Paul Brun; Charnay, France.

Grape Variety: Gamay.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Beaujolais; Burgundy, France.

Vintage: 2020

Price: (Both with a 10% case discount.) [click to continue…]


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A Nebbiolo priced WAY BELOW its value.

Producer/Winery: Fratelli Alessandria; Verduno, Italy.

Grape Variety: Nebbiolo.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Langhe, Piedmont, Italy.

Vintage: 2017

Price: $24.30 (with a 10% mixed case discount) [click to continue…]


Synopsis, Our Opinion: It was MEMORABLE Zinfandel.

Producer/Winery: Sandhi Vintners; Lompoc, California.

Grape Variety: Zinfandel.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Lodi Mokelumne River, Central Valley, California.

Vintage: 2018

Price: $30.00 (with a club discount) [click to continue…]


Synopsis, Our Opinion: Noteworthy food, good wine pairings and an outstanding host discussion made for a FANTASTIC virtual wine dinner.
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Tasting:

    Prolog: Last Fall we had an Undercurrent Restaurant Virtual Wine Dinner hosted by Wine Educator Roberto Cromeyer. The wines were from the Prisoner Wine Company located in California. The three course dinner for two and three half bottles of wine cost $150. The food came with heating and plating instructions and was nothing short of OUTSTANDING. Roberto Cromeyer described the wines via a Zoom internet connection as each course was eaten. In addition, being a real raconteur, he provided a potpourri of interesting facts about both the Prisoner Wine Company and wine in general.

    Following is a brief review of the wine served with each of the three courses:
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Best Value Wine 2020

Most memorable wine

The Best Value wine

Today TastedOnline.com is celebrating it’s eighth anniversary and again during the past year we posted more than 150 new wine reviews. This year we spent two and a half months on a ship going around South America and tasted many delicious wines from Uruguay, Argentina and Chile (see Notes from our trip around South America) and posted many reviews of vineyard visits and wines we purchased as we traveled. (see for example: Wine Tasting: Familia Deicas Winery; Wine Tasting: Casas del Bosque and Wine Tasting: Vina Tabali). Also, we are drinking more California wines each year as we find more non-traditional California producers1. In addition, we bought all our wine from grocery stores during our months in California this year. The California grocery stores offer great buys on both California and imported wines and our experiment really yielded some FANTASTIC value grocery store wines. [click to continue…]


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A good value Napa Cabernet

Producer/Winery: Matthiasson Family Vineyards; Napa, California.

Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon.

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

Vintage: 2017

Price: $67.50 (with a 10% mixed case discount) [click to continue…]