Louis M. Martini Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Louis M. Martini Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

For this week's wine reviews,  Vintage Wine Taster Bruce has two wines that he likes very much and we have another Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 to recommend. It's an old standby that drinks very nicely for around $13 and is widely available. Louis M. Martini Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Year … [Continue reading]

Kirkland Champagne – Who makes it and how good is it?

Manuel Janisson produces the Kirkland Signature Champagne

Note: I posted this article in a few years back. I just wanted to give an update on the Kirkland Champagne. It is the real deal and tastes as good as ever. A friend served the Champagne to us over the weekend and we love the way it tastes today. When we visited the Champagne region of France in 2010 … [Continue reading]

Bonterra Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 – A Poor Man’s Cab

J Vineyards California Pinot Gris

Bonterra Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 - Trader Joe's This could be called the poor man's Cabernet Sauvignon. You can purchase it at Trader Joe's or the Safeway for about $12. It is not nearly as good as the Cabernet Sauvignons that I recently raved … [Continue reading]

Costco Wine Department – Eight things you need to know about buying wine at Costco

alamos-costco copy

There is no doubt in my mind that Costco has some of the most fantastic wine bargains on this planet. Here are eight things you should know when shopping for wine at Costco. Not a Costco member, no problem You don’t need to be a member of Costco to … [Continue reading]

Conn Creek vs Charles Krug 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet

Conn Creek and Charles Krug 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon

Two worthy Cabs - Conn Creek vs Charles Krug 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet The Vintage Wine Tasters previously reviewed eight Napa Valley 2012 Cabernet Sauvignons (Best Napa Cabs 2012 under $20. and Two fantastic 2012 Napa Cabs). The Conn Creek and the … [Continue reading]

2013 Buehler Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

At the base of Howell Mountain

This was my first opportunity to try a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from the highly-regarded 2013 vintage.  The Wine Spectator's Jim Laube, who has been barrel tasting the Napa Valley 2013 vintage, says "The 2013's are uniformly plush, rich and … [Continue reading]