Archive for the ‘Merlot’ Category

Cellar Treasure: Cameron Hughes Lot 344 – 2010 Oakville Merlot

Thursday, January 8th, 2015 Posted in California, Cellar Treasures, Cheap and Red, Merlot, Napa | No Comments »

Good things sometimes come to those that wait. In this case it has been a few years of waiting, but it was all worth it. Around the holidays I went rummaging around in the cellar, which honestly sounds better than ...

Calcu Redux

Friday, March 5th, 2010 Posted in Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Cheap and Red, Chile, Merlot | No Comments »

Enjoyed a "Calcu Super Chilean" tonight with dinner. Drank it before, seemed even better this time. Above is a photo taken at dessert at our favorite restaurant. Yes, I made a mess of the tablecloth! Old Review: http://bit.ly/bXV0ZL

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, ...

Pleasant Discovery: Fall Line Winery 2005 Red

Monday, April 6th, 2009 Posted in Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Cheap and Red, Merlot, Odds, Ends & Blends, On Somebody Else's Tab, Washington State | No Comments »

Mrs. Barbarian & I went out for dinner last night. It was Christmas Eve and we'd done nothing to prepare, so when the better half declared "let's go out" I was already dialling our favorite small town bistro for a ...

Basel Cellars 2006 Claret

Thursday, March 19th, 2009 Posted in Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cheap and Red, Merlot, Odds, Ends & Blends, Syrah, Walla Walla, Washington State | 1 Comment »

Horrible photograph of a very nice wine. Sorry for the lack of posts lately... I came down with the flu a while ago and it utterly destroyed my senses of smell and taste for weeks. I've been recovering and along the ...

Pleasant Discovery: Fall Line Winery 2005 Red

Thursday, December 25th, 2008 Posted in Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cheap and Red, Merlot, On Somebody Else's Tab, Washington State | 1 Comment »

Mrs. Barbarian & I went out for dinner last night. It was Christmas Eve and we'd done nothing to prepare, so when the better half declared "let's go out" I was already dialling our favorite small town bistro for a ...

Value Red from Chile: Cameron Hughes Lot 95, Wine of Chile 2007 Meritage

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008 Posted in Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Cheap and Red, Chile, Merlot | No Comments »

The hardships I endure for you, dear reader. All so that you can pick your cheap wines with confidence. As you know, Chilean wines are special to me. Mostly because they are such great values. Chile produces some of the world's ...

Shootout at the Chilean Corral!

Sunday, November 9th, 2008 Posted in Cabernet Sauvignon, Cheap and Red, Chile, Merlot, Syrah | No Comments »

Time to try something different here at The Wine Barbarian: Mortal Combat! I ventured into The Cellar today to pick a wine for dinner. While that sounds pretentious let me dash your illusions as my "cellar" is just an unfinished room ...

A new low in Merlot. Low price that is.

Monday, October 20th, 2008 Posted in California, Cheap and Red, Merlot | 1 Comment »

This weekend I had a manly household task to attend to, and declare to Mrs. Barbarian that I have to go to the hardware store to acquire some manly hardware-like items to accomplish my manly task. She, being the most ...

Sterling Vintner’s Collection 2004 Merlot

Sunday, May 18th, 2008 Posted in California, Cheap and Red, Merlot | No Comments »

Doing a bit of business travel recently and the Vinagoth swilled down this bottle with a companion at a hotel restaurant. Originally a Cab was ordered, but they were out, so this one came in second. Apologies for the flash-washed ...