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]

New from Chile – Montes Spring Harvest Sauvignon Blanc

The Montes Spring Harvest 2015 Sauvignon Blanc

Spring Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2015 -available soon Montes is one of Chile's premiere wineries. We have been to the Montes winery near Santa Cruz, Chile. We took a wine cellar tour and vineyard walk. The winery is state-of-the-art and beautiful both … [Continue reading]

Wente Vineyards Chardonnay

Wente Vineyards Chardonnay

I received three different samples of Wente Vineyards Chardonnay. This was in honor of world-wide Chardonnay Day on Thursday, May 21. I was not able to participate in the social media sphere of Chardonnay Day  because I was participating in  the … [Continue reading]

Latest 30% off Safeway Sale

Safeway wine sale

It looks like this latest 30% Safeway sale will run through the middle of June. All wines are 30% off and you can add an additional 10% if you purchase six or more wines. Sometimes the 30% is not what it seems. In this photo we see that the Safeway … [Continue reading]

Best Australian Shiraz – blind tasting results

Shiraz best

Blind tasting results of best Australian Shiraz Our latest blind tasting event had the Vintage Wine Tasters judging six wonderful Australian Shiraz wines. Vintage Wine Taster Jim was the host and he spent several weeks narrowing down his selections … [Continue reading]

Black Slate 2012 – 92 Points

black slate 2012

Black Slate 2012 Each year I eagerly await the arrival of the Black Slate wine from Spain's Priorat wine region. The Black Slate is a special project of importer Eric Solomon wine selections. Each year he works to find the right combination of … [Continue reading]