Archive for the ‘but not outrageous’ Category

Dusted Valley 2014 Cabernet Franc: Le Garçon Grand!

Thursday, April 6th, 2017 Posted in but not outrageous, Cabernet Franc, Expensive, Washington State | No Comments »

[caption width="552" id="attachment_364" align="alignnone"] Big Boy Cabernet Franc[/caption] Life had me traveling abroad for a few weeks, so I indulged myself of local wines along the way. I didn't bother to blog about them as they were universally outside of the ...

Speaking of Rioja: 2004 Viña Tondonia

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 Posted in but not outrageous, Expensive, Grenache, Spain, Tempranillo | No Comments »

I paid $36.98 for this 2004 Rioja about three weeks ago. Given that "a good Rioja" should be cellared a decade or so, it is nice to find one that is ready to drink after have been bottle-aged before purchase. ...

Surprisingly Separate Syrah: 2014 Pedal To The Metal, Santa Ynez Valley Syrah

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 Posted in but not outrageous, California, Central Coast, Expensive, Syrah | No Comments »

This wine is outside the economic scope of this site, being a $75/bottle expense, but I thought I'd share because it caught me by surprise with how enjoyable it was to drink. I'm not a huge fan of the Syrah ...

Four Graces 2012 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 Posted in but not outrageous, Expensive, Oregon, Pinot Noir | No Comments »

I usually avoid Pinot Noir. Perhaps "avoid" is the wrong word… more like eschew, or maybe just "pick something else for fear of being disappointed." A great Pinot is indeed a wonderful thing, but a mediocre Pinot is far ...

Much Merriment

Friday, September 25th, 2009 Posted in but not outrageous, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Expensive, Merlot, Walla Walla, Washington State | No Comments »

A nice little birthday dinner for the Mrs. Barbarian of the household and once again we visited her favorite haunt. She loves to explore the menu, trying new things. Me? I order the same thing every time: New York Strip, ...

A Tale of Two Carmenères: Beresan & Root:1

Friday, May 15th, 2009 Posted in but not outrageous, Carmenère, Chile, Expensive, Walla Walla, Washington State | No Comments »

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season ...

Sometimes you get what you pay for.

Thursday, May 14th, 2009 Posted in but not outrageous, California, Cheap and Red, Expensive, Sonoma, Syrah, Washington State | No Comments »

A few nights ago I opened two bottles of Syrah. The first was one of our old standby's, Cameron Hughes Lot 105 2004 Sonoma Mountain Syrah. I bought a case of this a while ago and we love it. Mrs. ...

Owen Roe 2006 Cabernet Franc “Rosa Mystica”

Thursday, December 25th, 2008 Posted in but not outrageous, Cabernet Franc, Expensive, Oregon, Washington State | No Comments »

This that Cab Franc I mentioned in my last post. It is from Owen Roe, and named "Rosa Mystica" The bottle features a moody photograph of a ruined Irish abbey and tells tales of the misdeeds of the evil Oliver ...