Petite Sirah Blind Tasting Results

petite sirah tasting

  Petite Sirah Blind Tasting: On Tuesday of this week the Vintage Wine Tasters gathered for our bimonthly blind wine tasting event. For this tasting, Vintage Wine Taster Jim sought out Petite Sirah wines in the budget category. Jim … [Continue reading]

TorCalvano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

The Gran Passione at Whole Foods

The Vintage Wine Tasters wine reviews of the week:  These are wines that can be found in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. We list the price and the source of each review. This week we tout two wines from Italy. TorCalvano  Vino Nobile di … [Continue reading]

Breggo Gewürztraminer

Breggo Gewürztraminer

This week the Vintage Wine Tasters review three wines. We begin with a dazzling California made Gewürztraminer. Breggo Gewürztraminer 2011 - Costco $14.99 A few weeks back we raved about the Breggo Pinot Gris 2012 at Costco. Equally as … [Continue reading]

Wild Horse Pinot Noir 2012

Gnarly Head Pinot Noir 2012

Wild Horse Central Coast Pinot Noir 2012 – Costco $11.49 We have had a busy 10 days attending a couple of graduations and a wedding. At one of the grad parties the host was pouring Wild Horse Pinot Noir 2012. The wine is widely available at Costco … [Continue reading]

Kirkland Chateauneuf du Pape 2012

Kirkland S

The Vintage Wine Tasters offer three wine reviews for this week. We begin with the Kirkland Chateauneuf du Pape. The 2011 was a big hit last year and sold out within a few weeks at all Costco stores. Will it be the same this year? Kirkland … [Continue reading]

William Hill North Coast Chardonnay

Josh Cellars

This past week was quite a wine bonanza for us. We were invited by a friend of Vintage Taster Mike’s to visit the historic Hanzell Vineyards winery high above Sonoma Valley. Mike’s friend is a wine club member at Hanzell and we were treated to a … [Continue reading]

Charles & Charles Post No 35

charles and charles 35

This week we have a huge announcement to make. In 2003 Janelle and I launched WineCountryGetaways.com. It’s a Website that is all about California wine regions and our travels throughout the wine country "In search of wine, food and other … [Continue reading]

Wines from Cariñena

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Wines from Cariñena wine region of Spain Have you heard of the D.O. (Denominacion de Origen ) Cariñena?  It is a very small wine region in the northeastern corner of Spain. The closest big city is Zaragosa. There are only 29 wineries in this … [Continue reading]

Patassy Pinot Noir 2010 – Deal!

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I was surprised to find this wine at the extraordinary price of $6.99 a bottle at the Redwood City Grocery Outlet. The Patassy Pinot Noir is 100% Pinot Noir from the Green Valley AVA, a sub AVA of the Russian River Valley in Sonoma County. Sadly, I … [Continue reading]

Coppola Sofia Rosé

coppola sofia rose

This post, Vintage Wine Taster Ray weighs in with his thoughts on the ever popular Francis Ford Coppola Sofia Rosé. We also have a delicious Pinot Gris to highly recommend for outdoor dining and entertaining. From the folks at Cabot Cheese, we have … [Continue reading]