Archive for the ‘Sonoma’ Category

Too much of a good thing. Kenwood Vintage Red Wine, 1990

Thursday, February 18th, 2016 Posted in California, Cellar Treasures, Cheap and Red, Gamay, Sonoma, Zinfandel | No Comments »

   I've written a lot recently of the benefits to be found in cellaring cheap wines for a few years. The key is to buy more wine than you can possibly drink, and have a cool dark place to store them. ...

CH Lot 110: The wine that saved us from Raucous Red

Sunday, January 17th, 2010 Posted in California, Cheap and Red, Napa, Pinot Noir, Sonoma | No Comments »

After the disaster that was the Raucous Red, I had to save the evening and the dinner with a "sure thing". Around our house that usually means something from Cameron Hughes. CH Wines are almost always consistent. Consistently good that ...

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. ...

In and out of trouble: Cameron Hughes Lot 106 Sonoma Syrah

Saturday, January 24th, 2009 Posted in Cheap and Red, Sonoma, Syrah | No Comments »

One of the primary things that attracted me to Mrs Barbarian when we first met was her natural frugality. To say that she is cheap is an understatement. That is a rare quality in a woman, so join that with ...