Delicious California Malbec

2015 Shannon Reserve Malbec I rarely buy domestic Malbec. It is usually too expensive and not as good as Malbec from Argentina. In the past, I have reviewed many wonderful Argentine Malbec wines on GoodCheapVino. Most of these Argentine Malbec wines are available for under $15. The Shannon … [Continue reading]

Canoe Ridge Explorer $14.99

From the Horse Heaven Hills in Washington's Columbia Valley comes the Canoe Ridge Explorer, a red blend of fascinating flavors. The Explorer - Horse Haven Hills AVA - Columbia Valley Canoe Ridge Explorer Red Blend 2015 We don't see too many Washington State wines in the San Francisco Bay … [Continue reading]

Six Delicious Zinfandel Wines under $20

Over the last couple of months I have tasted several Zinfandel wines. My Zin-tasting research was to choose the wines for the Vintage Wine Tasters blind tasting. I compared eleven different Zinfandel wines, selecting six delicious wines for the … [Continue reading]

Two Reds at Costco

Red Blend Portugal deliveres a tasty wine

We recently purchased two reds from our local Costco Store. Both are red blends. From Portugal, we have a $5.99 wine, and from Sonoma comes a Francis Ford Coppola Claret for $13.89. Which one is the better wine? Red Blend Portugal by Casa Santos … [Continue reading]

On Ten Years of Tasting Wine

This past month we, the Vintage Wine Tasting Club, celebrated ten years of tasting wine together. We formed our wine club in June of 2009. Ten of us, roughly the same age and all with a connection to each other growing up in San Francisco. … [Continue reading]

Bonterra Cabernet Sauvignon $10

Bonterra winery and Cabernet

As promised in my last article, we have a very good Cabernet Sauvignon to recommend. The Foster City Costco has plenty of this wine at $9.99. This is the 2017 vintage of the popular Bonterra Cabernet Sauvignon. Bonterra prides itself in organic … [Continue reading]