Another fantastic Syrah from Santa Ynez Valley


Zaca Mesa Syrah 2010 Santa Ynez Valley K&L Wines $13.99, Costco $17.99 A few weeks ago we reviewed the Andrew Murray Tous les Jours 2013 from the Santa Ynez Valley in the Santa Barbara wine country. We loved that wine and now comes along another delicious Syrah from the same wine … [Continue reading]

Monastrell Grape makes a delicous and spicy red wine


Juan Gil - 100% Monastrell Grape This is the Spanish grape better known throughout the world as Mourvèdre. Mourvèdre is one of the key grapes in the Rhone Valley of Southern France. In Spain, this grape is widely grown in the DO (Designation of Origin) Jumilla, located in southeastern Spain, in the … [Continue reading]

White Burgundies – splurge tasting

white burgundies

Our annual splurge tasting - White Burgundies This is our annual dinner event which we hold each year in January. The flu bug hit a few members of the Vintage Tasting Club so we postponed it until February. We hold a blind tasting bimonthly focusing … [Continue reading]

Provenance Sauvignon Blanc Rutherford 2013

Provenance Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Wow, I cannot remember a February with this many summer-like days. We need rain, but Mother Nature wants to give us warm days in February. The warm days make me yearn for crisp, clean white wine. Here are two white wines I tried last week and liked … [Continue reading]

Viña Zaco Tempranillo – Delicious wine for $10

Viña Zaco Tempranillo

We loved the 2010 version of this wine and we love the 2011 vintage even more. The price is still the same as last year's vintage, $9.99. It's amazing that the price did not rise from last year. Thank you Spanish wines!  We found the Viña Zaco 2011 … [Continue reading]

Wine Tripping in San Francisco

Wine Tripping in San Francisco

Wine Tripping in San Francisco Friday, thankfully a day of rain, I went wine tripping in San Francisco with a couple of my Vintage Wine Tasters buddies. We managed to shop at five different wine shops and squeeze in lunch in the Presidio. We picked … [Continue reading]