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Synopsis, Our Opinion: An evocative, delicious and flavorful wine.

Producer/Winery: Carlo Venturini and his wife Alessandra Zantedeschi; Monte Dall’Ora; Cariano, Italy

Grape Variety: Valpolicella Blend – 50% Corvina, 30% Corvinone and 20% Rondinella.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Valpolicella Classico; Veneto, Italy.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $24.00 (with a 10% mixed case discount) [click to continue…]

Prunus Private Selection Red 2014

Synopsis, Our Opinion: “GOOD” Portuguese red.

Producer/Winery: Gota Wine; Porto, Portugal.

Grape Variety: Blend – 80% Jaen, 10% Tina Roriz, 5% Alfrocheiro Preto and 5% Other.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Dão, Portugal.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $14.40 (with a 10% mixed case discount) [click to continue…]

Rajat Parr Wine Club Pais 2017

Synopsis, Our Opinion: VERY UNUSUAL wine that was easy drinking and fun. We strongly recommend it…this may well be “THE BEST” Mission wine ever produced!!!

Producer/Winery: Sandhi Vintners; Lompoc, California.

Grape Variety: Mission grape.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Deaver Vineyards; Amador County, California.

Vintage: 2017

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

Kruger Rumpf Scheurebe Spatlese 2016

Synopsis, Our Opinion: A very flavorful and refreshing Scheurebe
from Germany.

Producer/Winery: Weingut Kruger-Rumpf; Munster Sarmsheim, Germany.

Grape Variety: Scheurebe.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Nahe, Germany.

Vintage: 2016

Price: $21.60 (with a 10% mixed case discount) [click to continue…]

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…]