A fan of value wines since I can't afford the expensive stuff. Always on the lookout for $15 wines that taste like $40 wines. Yes I have tasted some "expensive" wines....so, at least, I have a reference point. Love the esthetic & culture of vine and wine.
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Oct 6, 2015 at 11:04pm
Added Oct 6, 2015 at 11:04pm2013 Baileyana, Firepeak -- What a disappointment. Was hoping for a rich chardonnay, but this is an acidic, sharp, one dimensional boring wine. No nuance, no complexity. Not recommended.
Feb 4, 2011 at 10:41pmCompare and Buy
Average Price: $10.99
Added Feb 4, 2011 at 10:41pmI tasted the 2009...very similar to the other posts...refreshing light floral nose, tropical fruit, celery and apples in the mouth and the finish is pleasant....it doesn't go bitter or overly acidic.
Nov 2, 2010 at 11:49pm
Added Nov 2, 2010 at 11:49pmUnpretentious and delicious! I tasted the 2009. A captivating floral nose leads to well rounded tropical fruit in the mouth and a lingering herbal finish. A great wine for summer weddings or pairing with fruit and cheese. I've been to Lake County...way to go.... you're giving Napa and Sonoma a run for their money! And, the chic aqua label makes for a great presentation. A super-value wine. Nice work - Thank you Bob!
Nov 2, 2010 at 9:43pmCompare and Buy
Average Price: $19.99
Added Nov 2, 2010 at 9:42pmA disappointment. Since when do Cabernet Sauvingnon's have such over-ripe cherry overtones? The nose was cherry cough drop+pepper, but the taste was watery and unpleasantly bitter. The finish?...well, there really wasn't a finish. Sorry, but I expected more, even though this was a $10 bottle. I won't buy it again.
Nov 2, 2010 at 9:23pm
Added Nov 2, 2010 at 9:23pmThe nose is barely there, hints of vanilla and hay, but once you taste the wine, it gets better. Medium body, creamy and buttery, tropical fruit finish. I'd buy this again. I served it with roasted chicken and sauteed zucchini....it was great!
Nov 1, 2010 at 6:16pmCompare and Buy
Average Price: $14.99
Added Nov 1, 2010 at 6:16pmThis is a satisfying medium body white. Sensual floral nose, pear and melon fruit with vanilla undertones, and a lingering finish. A great value wine for the price. A real pleasure.
Nov 1, 2010 at 6:07pm
Added Nov 1, 2010 at 6:07pmPerfect table red with enough depth to be taken seriously. Well balanced tannins and fruit. Thankfully, NOT a fruit bomb. Really nice wine for the price.