Recommendation: Simply the best Chianti we’ve ever had!!!

Paired With: Chicken cacciatore.


    He said: We have had this many times (and it’s our last of the 2008) but every time we drink this Chianti it’s simply OUTSTANDING. This is truly one of those very rare MEMORABLE wines…and simply put the all-time best Chianti we have had. With red sauce it’s perfect; drinking alone it get a little dryer and is still OUTSTANDING!!! This Chianti sets the “high bar” standard for us; if you like Chianti this is it!!!

    She said: The juicy fruit flavor and aroma seduced me. This tasting is just like it has been in the past. Unbelievably smooth and elegant from start to finish!

    Comments: See our First Tasting Report; and our Caparsino Chianti Classico Riserva 2008 & Pian Del Ciampolo Toscana 2011 Comparison Tasting. Also note this was on our list of the Best Wines of 2013


Recommendation: WONDERFUL silky texture Beaujolais at a VERY good price.

Winery/Producer: Marcel Lapierre; Villie Morgon, France.

Grape Variety: Gamay

Geographic Region, Appellation: Morgon Cru; Rhône, France

Vintage: 2013

Price: $25.20 (with a 10% discount) [click to continue…]


G.D. Vajra Barbera D’ Alba 2011

by Ray on August 7, 2014

Recommendation: Very delicious Barbera D’ Alba.

Winery/Producer: G.D. Vajra; Barolo, Italy.

Grape Variety: Barbera.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Barbera D’ Alba; Piedmont, Italy.

Vintage: 2011

Price: $23.00 [click to continue…]


Pietralta Chianti 2011 [4 85816 20043 9]

by Ray on August 6, 2014

Recommendation: VERY delicious Chianti at a bargain price.

Winery/Producer: Pietralta; Italy.

Grape Variety: 85% Sangiovese.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Tuscany, Italy.

Vintage: 2011

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


Recommendation: Not Recommended.

Winery/Producer:Bodegas y Vinedos De Aguirre; Santiago, Chile.

Grape Variety: Carmènère.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Maule Valley; Chile.

Vintage: 2012.

Price: $9.00 [click to continue…]


Recommendation: A VERY special MEMORABLE wine below the $15 price point.

Winery/Producer: Peyrassol; Flassans, France.

Grape Variety: Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Méditérranée, a large area on the southeast coast of France.

Vintage: 2012

Price: $14.25 [click to continue…]


Recommendation: A GREAT Rhone red at a FANTASTIC price.

Winery/Producer: Domaine Les Terrasses d’Eole; Mazan, France.

Grape Variety: Blend: Grenache, Syrah and Carignan.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Cotes Du Ventoux, Southern Rhône, France.

Vintage: 2011

Price: $10.40 (with a 20% discount) [click to continue…]


Recommendation: An OUTSTANDING Chenin Blanc at a VERY GOOD price.

Winery/Producer: Domaine du Pas Saint Martin, France.

Grape Variety: Chenin Blanc.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Coteaux Du Layon, France.

Vintage: 2010

Price: $18.00 (with a 20% discount) [click to continue…]


Recommendation:Excellent, expensive California Chardonnay.

Winery/Producer: Paul Hobbs Winery; Sebastopol, California.

Grape Variety: Chardonnay.

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

Vintage: 2012

Price: $38.39 (with a 20% discount) [click to continue…]


Chateau Villars Bordeaux 2007

by Ray on July 29, 2014

Recommendation: A GREAT Bordeaux with LOTS of character at a VERY reasonable price.

Winery/Producer: Chateau Villars

Grape Variety: Bordeaux Blend: 62% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Fronsac, Bordeaux, France

Vintage: 2007

Price: $22.10 With a 15% discount) [click to continue…]