Category Archives: UNDER $20.

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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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Planeta Etna Nerello Mascalese 2014

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Very unusual red blend wine from the slopes of Mt. Etna in Sicily made with Nerello Mascalese grapes..I’ve heard and read that people think it’s similar to Pinot Noir..I say: are ya nuts?  that’s like saying: I ate rattlesnake ..How … Continue reading

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10 Best value champagne, sparkling wines for New Years 2014

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Good riddance to 2013! Let’s ring in the new year !! 2014 is bound to be a great !…and so let’s start it right with some tasty sparkling wines that won’t break the bank! First of all.. for me….champagne  should have … Continue reading

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Quinta De Ventozelo Touriga Nacion 2009

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From the Douro region of Portugal, this elegant wine has rich developed flavors of dark berry and cherry that swirl in harmony around the tongue and mouth. It was a very enjoyable wine with loads of character  and many layers … Continue reading

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Cameron Hughes Lot 345 Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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I haven’t been a huge fan of Cameron Hughes wines…Seems there is more hype than substance with their various ” Lots ” but this one was way different. It has a great rich dark color with a little bit of … Continue reading

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Byron Pinot Noir 2011

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Wow ~! What a boring and yet expensive Pinot Noir!!!$19. at Safeway!! What a rip-off for such a mediocre non exciting Pinot…Need I say more ? Dear Mom, nothing to write home about..everything is boring here! No terroir, no oak, no … Continue reading

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Cousino-Macul Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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John Wine Snob says:Peppery Cherry. Cherrery pepper. My pal, Jeff Wine Snob’s birthday was coming up so I got a bottle o The Chilean Cousino-Macul 09 Cabernet Sauvignon for $17 at Cost Plus Imports. I had tasted it a couple … Continue reading