Archive for the ‘Cellar Treasures’ Category

Mucho Malbec! 2014 Pascual Toso Reserva

Friday, March 5th, 2021 Posted in Argentina, Cellar Treasures, Cheap and Red, Malbec | No Comments »

2014 Pascual Toso Reserva Malbec, Barrancas Vineyards, Argentina On a visit to some relatives in Texas at least five years ago I first tasted this wine. It wasn’t this specific vintage, but it was certainly this wine. I snapped a ...

Revisiting an old friend, Cameron Hughes Lot 458, Paso Robles Petite Sirah

Saturday, February 20th, 2021 Posted in California, Cellar Treasures, Cheap and Red, Paso Robles, Petite Sirah | No Comments »

Cellar Treasure: Cameron Hughes Lot 458 Here is a cellar treasure for you. A $15 dollar wine that was made almost a decade ago, and has been laid down in my cellar(s - I’ve moved three times since it was originally ...

Cellar Treasure: 2000 Château Saint-Saturnin Médoc

Monday, January 18th, 2021 Posted in Bordeaux, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cellar Treasures, Cheap and Red, France, Merlot, Odds, Ends & Blends, Petite Verdot | No Comments »

21 years old… old enough to drink itself. I bought six bottles of this wine in 2017 from my favorite online crack dealer. I’ve consumed one bottle a year since. They have never failed to please. I paid LESS than ...

Cellar Treasure: 1978 Château Montrose

Wednesday, December 9th, 2020 Posted in Bordeaux, Cabernet Franc, Cellar Treasures, Expensive, France, Merlot, On Somebody Else's Tab, Petite Verdot | No Comments »

1978 Château Montrose The purpose of this website has always been to unearth great bargains. It started on the bottom shelf of my local grocery store's wine section, and the wine lists of a few small town restaurants. It has evolved, ...

Cellar Treasure: 2005 Marqués del Puerto.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 Posted in Cellar Treasures, Cheap and Red, Spain, Tempranillo | No Comments »

2005 Marqués del Puerto Gran Reserva Rioja Mind you, I haven’t had this in my cellar for very long. I purchased two bottles about eight months ago from one of my favorite online wine shops, Wine Exchange for less than $20 ...

Bougie Wougie baby! Or not, as the case may be…

Friday, May 1st, 2020 Posted in Bordeaux, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cellar Treasures, Cheap and Red, France, Merlot | No Comments »

About four years ago, my crack dealer... er Wine Merchant, emailed me with an offer for an aged Bordeaux nearing thirty years, but re-corked recently. Having had more than my share of cork-struggles with aged French & Spanish wines I ...

Cellar Treasure: 2010 Oveja Negra Carignan.

Friday, October 25th, 2019 Posted in Carignan, Cellar Treasures, Cheap and Red, Chile | No Comments »

About five years ago I bought a few bottles of this wine out of sheer curiosity (and likely some irresistible sales pitch found in an email from one of my dealers... er wine merchants.) As we all know, the Vinagoth ...

Cellar Treasure: 2009 Tinto Figuero Ribera del Duero

Monday, August 19th, 2019 Posted in Cellar Treasures, Cheap and Red, Spain, Tempranillo | No Comments »

A friend visited recently, whose grandparents came from Spain. They had fled Spain in the 1930s to escape from the revolution there, and thought they had found a safe haven in Cuba. Well, we all know what happened next. His family ...

Amazing Petite Sirah: 2009 Marietta, Alexander Valley

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 Posted in Alexander Valley, California, Cellar Treasures, Cheap and Red, Petite Sirah | No Comments »

I bought two bottles of this wine many years ago. Paid around $15/bottle. One of the benefits of having an extensive cellar is forgetting/losing/ignoring items for a while. While that would fail miserably in any other foodstuff, with wine it ...

Barbera di Lake County: Cameron Hughes Lot 621

Thursday, February 14th, 2019 Posted in Barbera, California, Cellar Treasures, Cheap and Red, Lake County | 1 Comment »

I could never be a sommelier. My nose just isn't developed enough. I can usually zero in on a wine's country of origin... at least with France, Italy, Spain, and the USA. And MAYBE New Zealand, if it is a ...