Archive for the ‘Regions’ Category

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 ...

Life is too short for boring wine…

Friday, August 14th, 2020 Posted in California, Central Coast, Not Red, Odds, Ends & Blends, Pinot Noir, The Spit Bucket | No Comments »

Sometimes a bargain isn’t really a good deal. It’s been HOT recently. Really hot. Way hotter than I really can tolerate. I’m an autumn/winter sort of guy. Summer has never been my favorite season and in the times I ...

Sad Spumante is Sad. Pojer & Sandri N.V. Spumante

Sunday, June 21st, 2020 Posted in Chardonnay, Italy, Not Red, Odds, Ends & Blends, Pinot Noir, Sparkling Wine | No Comments »

Overpriced at $29.98 It’s Sunday. It’s also Father’s Day. I got a bunch of stuff done today (including starting a project doing something I’ve never even tried before and so far, it is going well!) So I decided to celebrate, and ...

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 ...

Sometimes a Rose isn’t a Rosé…

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020 Posted in Italy, Not Red, Odds, Ends & Blends, Pinot Noir, Sparkling Wine | No Comments »

Rosé? I have always loved Brut Rosés, that is “pink champagne” to the lowbrow folk. That prototypical rosé of Pinot Noir produced wherever great Pinots are made, but then subjected to the process that makes it into sparkling wine. The brighter ...

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 ...