Bear Flag Wine

600 YOSEMITE BLVD
MODESTO, CA View map

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Bear Flag is a winery founded by artsy, young winemakers Beth Culter and Hillary Forbess in Modesto, California. The winery is named for the Bear Flag Revolt that gave California its independence from Mexico in 1846. Their portfolio specializes in red and white blends only, often employing less obvious grapes such as Tempranillo, Touriga, Alicante Bouchet, Gewürztraminer, Chenin Blanc and Muscat as well as Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc. Not a Cab, Merlot or Chard in sight! The labels feature colorful illustrations by artist Eduardo Bertone. 

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Muscat

    History of the grape: Muscat existed as far back as the Ancient Greeks. It spread throughout the world as empires gre...

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  • Perhaps we could use a place to share recent purchases...Here are some '12 Burlotto Langhe Nebbiolo, which came highly recommended from a trusted friend who just got back from a month in Italy. I'm not seeing many available in the States quite yet, but was happy to find these locally. Read More

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  • Argento Bonarda 2012

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    I just tried this wine tonight and is now one of my FAVS! Delish and very resonable. Enjoyed it with chicken , but will try it with beef next! Yummy! Reminds me a California wine called Bear flag...soooo good Read More

    Wine review by stephaniedawne


  • Bear Flag Red Blend

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    It was a great wine very smooth. The label is also an interesting conversation piece. Read More

    Wine review by Littleone0523


  • Bear Flag 012511 Bear Flag Dark Red Blend

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    Wine review by Sandy71


  • Bear Flag White Blend Bright United States California Non-Varietal White Blend Still Wine

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    Wine review by nicolexcellent


  • Bear Flag Red Blend

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  • Bear Flag Red Blend

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  • Bear Flag Wine White Blend Stanislaus County Bright White Blend 2009

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    Unpleasant, leafy tart aroma. Sugary and sparkling, this could be a nice summer wine - it would be for people who like this kind of thing. Very thin, some lemonade and grapefruit flavor, and a little green in the color. Funny label with lots of little cartoons. Read More

    Wine review by Slipstream


  • Bear Flag White Blend

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    Wine review by CarolineMig


  • Bear Flag White Blend is delicious, with a crisp and zesty taste, especially pared with a summer meal.

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  • I'm not trying to be snarky or anything.... I'm sincerely curious.  It's not cheap, at some 25-35 dollars a bottle.  It seems like people who are drawn by cute labels (and haven't we all been?) don't spend this much for them.  And Hello Kitty as I understand it is a brand targeted almost exclusively to people *under* the age of 21.So can someone... Read More

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