Category Archives: CALIFORNIA

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Rock Falls Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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  John Wine Snob says: Once upon a time four old guys were doing a read through of a movie script and naturally got thirsty, so I popped open a bottle of Rock Falls Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 that I got … Continue reading

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Simi Sonoma County Chardonnay 2014

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Some wines are like old friends..you may not keep in touch very often, but when you connect again it’s like no time passed..Simi chardonnay is like that for me..haven’t tasted the chardonnay in many years,  not this particular terroir but … Continue reading

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Troublemaker Red Blend

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Something evil and wicked this way comes…A friend brought this over for a party get together..I’m sure they thought that with it’s ” clever ” name that it wouldn’t be too bad…It wasn’t opened..so a few days later I opened … Continue reading

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pro.mis.Q.ous Red Blend

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John Wine Snob says: It was grilling day. I put some butterflied pork chops on the fire with orange halves. Hmmm…thought I. What wine will work with this citrus and smokiness? I chose pro.mis.Q.ous, a California blend that I bought … Continue reading

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Alta Maria 2014 Chardonnay

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The Alta Maria 2014 Chardonnay is a lovely wine…It has an oaky nose with vanilla and dare I say? lemongrass?? Yes I said it..a bit of mild tartness and yet a smooth creamy finish with lot’s of disparate tastes bouncing around … Continue reading

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Sterling Meritage 2014

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What a great find! and perfect for the Holidaze!!! ( If you know what I mean! ) Lovely berry flavors, well rounded and tasted great by itself as well as with a NewYork roast with roasted vegetables. The best part … Continue reading

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Markstone 2013 Pinot Noir

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Well I think it’s true that most wines from Carneros in California are really good wines..This Pinot is no exception! My new go to Pinot for $10. it’s a real winner. Nice body, some earth and oak a smooth finish … Continue reading

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Dutton Goldfield Pinot Noir 2013 Dutton Ranch

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I was really looking forward to tasting this wine..I’ve heard of it forever..and I found it by the glass at a wine bar…( $8. cheap! ) The wine had a  very dusty and peculiar nose…… Mild kerosene???  with wait a … Continue reading

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Trader Joe’s 2013 Zinfandel


John Wine Snob says:  What do you do when someone brings a bottle of Trader Joe’s 2013 Zinfandel from Paso Robles (bottled and vinted by Familia Nueva) to your house. You drink it!!!! When one is a snob even a … Continue reading

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Fadeaway Pinot Noir 2014

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John Wine Snob says:What wine does one have with an odd and eclectic meal like roasted potatoes, borscht, strong French cheeses with bread, and fresh figs? The meal was then topped off with chocolate ice cream. I don’t know!!! I … Continue reading