Category Archives: UNDER $6.00

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Zumaya Tempranillo

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  John Wine Snob says:   Was it good or was it bad? Love sweet potatoes don’t like yams; I will have that turkey, but not the ham. Sam I am, I am Sam. Did I whine about this wine? … Continue reading

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Espiral Vinho Verde

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  John wine Snob says:   The oppressive heat in Phoenix calls for a light and crispy wine, and I think I found one of the answers. I made a salad of tomatoes and fresh herbs form the garden. Then … Continue reading

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Redwood Creek Pinot Noir 2011

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John Wine Snob says: It was only $5.99 so I was a bit trepidatious. I poured, and the color was great, but there was some insipid little smell emanating from the glass that reminded me of my musty cigarette and … Continue reading

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Chateau Poyanne Cotes de Bourg 2011

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  John Wine Snob says:   This is why I am a Francophile. Even a cheap French wine is almost a guarantee of quality. I had seen the Chateau Poyanne Cotes de Bourg  2011 at Trader Joe’s for a couple … Continue reading

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Rabbit Trick Syrah 2011

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  John Wine Snob says:Abra cadabra and hocus pocus. Rabbit Trick Syrah 2011 from California? Harry Blackstone Jr. Must have pulled this one out of a hat, or from somewhere else. It was cheap, I will say that. I think … Continue reading

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Agoston Granacha and Syrah 2009

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I went to rent a movie at Redbox at Walgreens  and saw their measly and paltry wine display. This Agoston caught my eye with it’s great label  and of course price: $5.99. This red blend from Spain was  better than I … Continue reading

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Napa River Merlot

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An easy going merlot with a smooth taste and black cherry flavors.  A bit of wood on the tongue  with a nice ruby  color. A pleasant and drinkable wine at a good price: $5.99 TJS

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Trader Joe’s Petit Reserve Semillon 2011

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John Wine snob says:The checker at Trader Joe’s told my wife that the Sémillon Petit Reserve 2011 at $5.99 was really good. I am always a bit skeptical when a checker tells me that, but Trader Joe’s checkers are usually … Continue reading

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Misterio Malbec 2010

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John Wine Snob says:The Misterio Argentinean Malbec 2010 at $5.99 is a good choice. I put some pork chops on the grill along with some vegetables, and created a soy and fig sauce, so I needed something to tame that … Continue reading