Barbera D’ Asti at Costco not to be missed – $12.99

Barbera d'Asti Superiore 80 ANNI

Dezzani 80 Anni Barbera D'Asti Superiore 2011 I love drinking this wine, but I must admit I am a little confused by the name of this Barbera. I found the Dezzani Winery Website and their spec sheet on this wine. The Spec Sheet gives a little more understanding of the label, but it is still a little … [Continue reading]

2014 Cabernet Vintage is Excellent – Start Your Collection with Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet

2014 Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon We were fortunate to have three successive outstanding vintages in the Napa Valley and California beginning with 2012. By and large, the vintners agree that 2014 is the best, especially in the Napa Valley. Now is time for bargain wine hunters to … [Continue reading]

La Storia Zinfandel – A $34 wine for $15 at Costco

The Trentadue La Storia Zinfandel

The La Storia Zinfandel at Costco for $14.99 is a review by Vintage Wine Taster Mike. Trentadue is a family-owned winery in Geyserville in the Alexander Valley. The winery has been there since 1962. The family is Italian, and the Tuscan-style setting … [Continue reading]

Trader Joe’s 2014 Platinum Reserve Russian River Pinot Noir – Does It Measure Up?

Trader Joe's Platinum Reserve Pinot Noir - Russian River Valley

Trader Joe's 2014 Platinum Reserve Russian River Pinot Noir - $14.99 The latest TJ Fearless Flyer (shopping newsletter mailer) has arrived full of Thanksgiving goodies and advice. In it,  they tout the 2014 Platinum Reserve Russian River Pinot Noir … [Continue reading]

95-Point Red Wine at Costco for $11.99

Alain Brumont 2010 Château Bouscassé Red

Alain Brumont 2010 Château Bouscassé Red Yes indeed, the Wine Enthusiast has given the Alain Brumont 2010 Château Bouscassé Red a 95-Point Rating. Please see: W.E. Review One of the most interesting aspects of this wine is its blend of grapes. Do … [Continue reading]

Which Wine Books Should You Have on Your Book Shelf?

which wine books are best

It is that time of the year when folks get antsy about shopping for the coming Holiday Season. We are all shopping earlier and more conveniently with online stores. Wine books are an easy gift choice for the wine lover. I polled the Vintage Wine … [Continue reading]