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PSI Ribera Del Duero 2014 (Second Tasting)


Synopsis, Our Opinion: It’s a good Spanish Duero at $26.95.

Producer/Winery: Bodegas Y Vinedos Alnardo for Diminio de Pingus; Aranda de Duero, Spain.

Grape Variety: Duero blend – Tinto fino (Tempranillo), Granache and Albilla.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Ribera Del Duero, Spain.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $26.95 [click to continue…]

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Synopsis, Our Opinion: A very good Muscadet we would buy again.

Producer, Winery: Claude Branger, Domaine la Haute ‎Févrie; Maisdon-sur-Sèvre, France.

Grape Variety: Melon de Bourgogne

Geographic Appellation, Region: Muscadet Sèvre et Maine; Loire Valley, France.

Vintage: 2010

Price: $19.95 [click to continue…]

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Synopsis and Our Opinion: Nice white Burgundy at a bargain price.

Winery/Producer: Joseph Drouhin; Beaune, France.

Grape Variety: Chardonnay.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Mâcon-Bussières, Burgundy, France.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $19.95 [click to continue…]

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Recommendation: GREAT California Pinot Noir that’s a FANTASTIC value.

Winery/Producer: Bonaccorsi Wine Company; Buelton, California.

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Santa Barbara County, California.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $19.95 [click to continue…]

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Beckmen Vineyards Cuvee Le Bec 2014


Recommendation: A very good value “entry level” California Southern Rhone Blend.

Winery/Producer: Beckmen Vineyards; Los Olivos, California.

Grape Variety: Southern Rhone Blend – 50% Syrah, 35% Grenache, 8% Mourvedre and 7% Counoise.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Santa Ynez Valley; Santa Barbara County; Central Coast, California.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $16.95 [click to continue…]

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Pago de los Capellanes Ribera del Duero 2011


Recommendation: An OUTSTANDING Spanish Duero that was a real treat!!

Winery/Producer: Pago de los Capellanes; Burgos, Spain.

Grape Variety: Tempranillo.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Ribera del Duero, Spain.

Vintage: 2011

Price: $28.95 [click to continue…]

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ColleStefano Verdicchio di Matelica 2015


Recommendation: Noteworthy Verdicchio that is a “PERFECT’ pairing with white fish.

Winery/Producer: ColleStefano di Marchionni Fabio Caselraimondo; Marche, Italy.

Grape Variety: Verdicchio.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Verdicchio di Matelica, Italy.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $16.95 [click to continue…]

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Volpaia CittoToscana 2013


Recommendation: A TREMENDOUS bargain and a savory Super Tuscan blend.

Winery/Producer: Castello di Volpaia; Radda, Italy.

Grape Variety: Super Tuscan blend – 65% Sangiovese and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Tuscany, Italy.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $11.95 [click to continue…]

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Recommendation: Good, robust, fruit-driven California Zinfandel.

Winery/Producer: Carlisle Winery; Windsor, California.

Grape Variety: Zinfandel.

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

Vintage: 2014

Price: $29.95 [click to continue…]

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Recommendation: An EXCELLENT off-dry Riesling that’s a VERY GOOD value.

Winery/Producer: Carl Loewen; Mosel, Germany.

Grape Variety: Riesling.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Mosel, Germany.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $17.95 [click to continue…]

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