Fantastic red wine – Zerran Montsant $11

Zerran Montsan

Zerran Montsant - K&L Wines $10.99 The Zerran Montsant is a monster of a wine bargain. How about 91 points from Steven Tanzer and 90 Points from both Robert Parker and the Wine Spectator! We liked the 2011 Vintage of the Zerran Montsant, but … [Continue reading]

Chardonnay taste off – Husch Vs Kunde

husch chardonnay kunde chardonnay

Which Chardonnay is the better buy at Trader Joe's? Janelle hosted her Book Club meeting and purchased two Chardonnay wines from Trader Joe's. We poured a 2014 Husch Chardonnay from the Anderson Valley in Mendocino, $9.99, and a 2014 Kunde … [Continue reading]

Cameron Hughes Pinot Noir Santa Maria

Cameron Hughes Pinot Noir

Cameron Hughes Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley 2012 Lot 503 We recently reported the results of a blind tasting of Pinot Noir wines from New Zealand. The average price for those wines was around $22. The Cameron Hughes Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley … [Continue reading]

Doelas Albariño

Dellicious Albariño

2013 Lagar de Costa Doelas Albariño Rias Baixas Doelas Abariño - Table Wines $17.99 We definitely have a fondness for Spanish Albariño wines. The first time we tasted an Albariño wine was in 2007 in Santiago de Castillo, in northern Spain. It was … [Continue reading]

How good is New Zealand Pinot Noir?

New Zealand Pinot Noir blind tasting

How good is New Zealand Pinot Noir in the bargain category? On Tuesday, April 5th, the Vintage Wine Tasters met to blind taste Pinot Noir wines. Vintage Wine Taster Joe F. spent several weeks tasting New Zealand Pinot Noir wines in the affordable … [Continue reading]

Decantiere – for wine aerating

Decantiere

Decantiere If you are a regular reader of GoodCheapVino, you know that the Vintage Wine Tasters often recommend decanting and aerating wines. I have touted decanters in the past, such as the Wine Breather and the Nuance Finer. I have been testing a … [Continue reading]