100% Old Vine Garnacha for $7 is Winner – Atteca 2013

atteca 2013 tasting notes

The Atteca 2013 A review and recommendation from Vintage Wine Taster Mike The Grocery Outlet strikes again. The Atteca 2013 sells elsewhere for an average price of $16. Just check out Wine-Searcher.com to see for yourself. Wine.com sells the … [Continue reading]

Sobon Rocky Top Zinfandel – an Amador beauty of a Zin

Sobon Rocky Top

2013 Sobon Rocky Top Zinfandel - food friendly Zin Twice the Sobon Rocky Top Zinfandel has topped our Vintage Wine Tasting blind tasting of Zinfandel wines under $20. The Rocky Top is not easy to find, but we have three stores in the greater San … [Continue reading]

Great Pinot Noir under $20 – Russian River Valley

Balletto Pinot Noir

2013 Balletto Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Estate Bottled Costco $18.99, Balletto online wine shop $29, Wine.com $25 I recently tasted two Pinot Noir wines from Costco that were $19 each. One was the Angel Camp Pinot Noir from the Anderson … [Continue reading]

Zolo ZGS Red Blend 2012 – $3.99

Zolo Red Blend 2012

Zolo ZGS Red Blend 2012 $3.99 - Grocery Outlet For those of you who shop for wines under the $10 range, the Zolo Goucho Select Red 2012 should fit very nicely into your wine budget. I purchased this wine at the South San Francisco Grocery Outlet for … [Continue reading]

A Delicious Oregon Pinot Gris by Joel Gott

delicious Oregon Pinot Gris from Joel Gott

I find Pinot Gris/Grigio wines to be some of the most refreshing and zesty white wine choices. Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio are the same grape. Gris is the French version and Grigio is the Italian version. Pinot Gris is grown widely in the Alsace … [Continue reading]

Why You Need an Italian Barbera in Your Wine Cellar


Why you need an Italian Barbera in your wine cellar First thing, have you tried an Italian Barbera? Barbera is the name of the grape and is the third most planted grape in Italy. The most noted wines produced from the Barbera grape come from the … [Continue reading]