Sunday, December 23, 2012

Justin Wine

A 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon out of Paso Robles, this is a much milder wine. The is more of a grape juice flavor, with softer fruit tastes, and no linger. It is an interesting taste.


Hole in Wine

Greg Norman Winery - Shiraz. Picked this up at Sam's Club, and this is a great wine. Has a much deeper fruit flavor. Taste of cherry and chocolate run strong and deep. And it finishes with a warmth... a body warming feeling. Need to do a head to head with the Trader Joe Reserve!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

On the WF Cheap

2011 Quail Creek Merlot. Custom made for Whole Foods. This is a low priced (5.99) wine. Has a nice flavor, not quite as fruity as the Cabs or Pinot. Finishes with more of a hit, plus a little harder on the head. Decent wine, but doesn't compare to the Trader Joe Grand Reserve.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Trader Wine

Trader Joe's Grand Reserve Pinot Noir, from Russian River Valley.
This may be the smoothest, nicest tasting wine so far. Reminds me of why a Pinot Noir is my favorite. Similar in taste to the previous Cabs. Smooth, light, fruit taste, but no harsh or peppery finish, just smooth all the way through.
There will definitely be more of this to come!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Barrel of Wine

Just opened a bottle of Barrelhouse Cabernet Sauvignon from California.

Another wine from Dry Creek Valley area of California. Very fruity tasting wine, similar to the Rancho Zabaco. Can taste the cherry and berry. No pepper finish, just light and fresh tasting.

Sunday, December 09, 2012

You got Wine in my Running Blog

Not being able to do any sort of activity has been pretty rough. And apparently, drinking wine has become my coping method. So lets see what type of Wine blogger I can be.
I have missed a number of bottles, but will start with what is currently on tap.
Rancho Zabaco
Dry Creek Valley
Zinfandel
2008
Very fruity, strong and flavorful, little pepper in the finish. Really like this wine.