On a roll with Spanish wines – Can Blau 2013

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Can Blau 2013 Monstant - Costco $11.99 This is yet another fantastic Spanish wine. This one is from Montsant and is a blend of three Rhone varieties of grapes. First, a little about Spain's Montsant wine region and why we like the wines from this region. It is in the same geographic area as … [Continue reading]

Spanish Dynamic Duo

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Spanish wines are so good and seem to be getting better each year. That might be due to the fact that the U.S. wine consumer is discovering Spanish wines, and we see more imports to the U.S. The quality-to-price ratio cannot be beat from any other wine region in the world. Ten years ago when people … [Continue reading]

Black Slate 2013 is Awesome!

Black Slate 2013

Mas d'en Compte Black Slate - Porrera Priorat 2013 If you regularly read GCV, you know that I love wines from the Priorat and Montsant regions of Spain. It is mostly Garnacha (Grenache) and Carignane that grows in this winegrowing area of Spain's … [Continue reading]

Have you done white Rhone wines?

White Rhone wines

Blind tasting of white Rhone wines White Rhone wines are not particularly the most popular or widely-sold white wines in the U.S. Relatively few are found in wine shops and certainly are not available in most supermarket wine departments. Rhone reds … [Continue reading]

Another Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon to Recommend $10

Carmen Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon

Carmen Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Reserva 2012 - Costco $9.99 The Carmen Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Reserva is the second excellent Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile I have tasted and recommended in the past week. Please see Haras de Pirque Hussonet … [Continue reading]

2011 Haras de Pirque Hussonet Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva Maipo Valley

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Haras de Pirque Hussonet Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva Maipo Valley $9.99 at The Wine Stop and K&L Wines  The Haras de Pirque Hussonet Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva Maipo Valley is available at The Wine Stop in Burlingame and all the … [Continue reading]