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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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Chateau Roc de Pellebouc 2015 Bordeaux

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John Wine Snob says: Christmas just isn’t Christmas without a great bottle of wine, and Mrs. Wine Snob, Father-in-law Wine Snob, and I had one. The Chateau Roc de Pellebouc 2015 Bordeaux at $25 was all it was cracked up … 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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Rosario Estates Chardonnay 2015

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John wine Snob says: Mrs. Wine Snob and I went to a dinner party at the home of friends. We arrived with four bottles of wine, and I gave our gracious hosts instructions as to the order in which we … Continue reading

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Ventoux 2013 Grenache/ Syrah

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John Wine Snob says: This Ventoux 2013 is a Grenache/ Syrah blend. Mrs. Wine Snob and I had it for lunch in a restaurant, the French Grocery, with whom we have a love/hate relationship. The food is usually great and … Continue reading

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Vignobles Lacheteau Pouilly Fume’

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The Lacheteau Pouilly Fume’ is a perfect summer wine. I sipped a bit while drawing an underground wine cellar idea…It’s a sauvignon blanc for sure the kind I like..it’s not grassy like the New Zealand types and has a bit … Continue reading