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Best value Oregon Pinot Noir… ever. Bradley Vineyards Shea 2016

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 Posted in Cheap and Red, Oregon, Pinot Noir, Uncategorized | No Comments »

Full disclosure: I drink a LOT of Oregon Pinot Noirs. A LOT. I've likely rated close to 100 of them on my cellar tracking app, yet I rarely, if ever write about them here. Why? As I've often said, Pinot's ...

Nice Carmenere!

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 Posted in Carmenère, Cellar Treasures, Cheap and Red, Chile, Uncategorized | No Comments »

I’ve had this $16.98 2013 Santa Carolina Family Reserve Carmenere in my cellar for many years. The other night I finished a Carmenere from Washington state, and had a jonesing for some more Carm. Went digging around in the depths ...

Cameron Hughes Lot 460, 2013 Oakville Napa Valley Merlot

Thursday, August 4th, 2016 Posted in California, Cellar Treasures, Cheap and Red, Merlot, Napa, Uncategorized | No Comments »

Merlot may have suffered a bit sales ways from a single throw-away punchline in Sideways, but as a varietal it remains one of the Crown Jewels of Bordeaux, and it's North American outpost of Napa Valley. For a bargain-hunting gourmand ...

Deep Dish Sicilian: Cameron Hughes Lot 315. 2009 Nero d’Avola.

Monday, July 27th, 2015 Posted in Cellar Treasures, Italy, Odds, Ends & Blends, Uncategorized | No Comments »

   No mafia or Godfather jokes will appear in this post. I promise.  A cellar treasure that has been resting in my basement for quite a while, I pulled this one randomly two nights ago. Upon opening it was still tannic and ...

2011 Royal Crest Red

Monday, May 12th, 2014 Posted in Cheap and Red, Odds, Ends & Blends, Oregon, Uncategorized, Unknown! | No Comments »

I grabbed a bottle off the shelf the other night to just have something cheap and red with dinner. I honestly can not recall when this bottle showed up, but I do recall that it was a freebie. It was ...

Support #Chile Drink a bottle …

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Support #Chile Drink a bottle of Carmenère tonight.

I need a drink

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I need a drink

Xmas Shootout: Three Chileans.

Thursday, December 25th, 2008 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Coming soon. Christmas dinner at Mrs. Barbarian's best friend's house. I'm bringing three Chileans. A Malbec, a Malbec/Cab blend, and a cab. I've tried the first two, but not the last. Stay tuned to see how it plays out.

A month without posts… so sue me.

Friday, July 11th, 2008 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Vinagoth spent the month of June on a series of business trips... not enough time to write, but certainly enough opportunities to imbibe and make hazy tasting notes. So your patience will be rewarded by a torrent of new ...

Hello world! Where’s the corkscrew?

Monday, May 5th, 2008 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Welcome to the Vinagoth's rose-colored world. Take a seat, have a pour, and join the fun.