Chateau Tourril Panatella 2009

Chateau Tourri

Chateau Tourril Panatella 2009 - $16.99 In my estimation, the wines from the Languedoc region of France are about the best wine bargains around.  We had the opportunity to spend one week in the Languedoc. We enjoyed visiting some wineries and talking to the winemakers. It has only been in … [Continue reading]

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc – two at Costco

New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs 2014 Marborough

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, wine columnist Lettie Teague touted five Sauvignon Blanc wines. Two of her recommended wines I found at the Costco Store in Foster City, CA. I generally prefer a more traditional Sauvignon Blanc like ones from Sancerre or Bordeaux and ones from California … [Continue reading]

Pedroncelli in Geyserville scores again with Friends White & Friends Red

Pedroncelli Friends Red 2014

Geyserville, just 10 minutes north of Healdsburg, is where the Pedroncelli winery has been operating since 1927. It is on the eastern side of the Dry Creek Valley.  I have reviewed the previous two vintages of the Pedroncelli Friends White & … [Continue reading]

Truvée Red Blend – Truvée Chardonnay

Truvée wines by the McBride Sisters

Did you happen to read the wine article in S.F.Gate about the McBribe Sisters? It's fascinating tale of how the two half-sisters, who didn't know each other existed, united and began their quest for making wines. The long and short of it, the McBride … [Continue reading]

White Bordeaux Challenge

White Bordeaux wines

The White Bordeaux Challenge This past Tuesday, the Vintage Wine Tasters blind tasted six White Bordeaux wines. When we think of Bordeaux, we immediately picture the famous Grand Cru Bordeaux wines that are very expensive. The fact is that 90% of … [Continue reading]

Two wine steals at Costco

Curvare Red Blend 2011

These two wines were purchased at the South San Francisco Airport Costco. As of last week, they had a sufficient supply of both of these wines. One is a rich red blend and a crowd pleaser. The other is a perfect outdoor and picnic wine from South … [Continue reading]