• Bargain Wines

    Weekly Wine Pick: Jean-Luc Colombo 2010 Rosé Cape Bleue

    by  • June 17, 2011 • All Posts, Bargain Wines, Weekly Wine Pick • 0 Comments

    Here’s a crisp, DRY summer rosé bargain to beat the heat. Enjoy on its own or with light, seasonal dishes like main course salads, smoked fish and poached chicken dishes. Jean-Luc Colombo 2010 Vin de Pays de Meterranee Rosé Cape Bleue ($12). Delicate, aromatic red and Rainier cherry and raspberry flavors, with savory mineral and light...

    Read more →

    2 out of 3 ain’t bad…

    by  • June 1, 2011 • All Posts, Bargain Wines • 0 Comments

    Just tasted three of the 2008 Cellar No. 8 reds — all burger wine Bargains at just $10. (Or pair with meatloaf, if the title of this post has set off your internal jukebox the way it has mine…) Didn’t love the Zin, but the Cab & Merlot weren’t bad! Cellar No. 8 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon...

    Read more →

    Burger Wines for the Holiday Weekend

    by  • May 26, 2011 • All Posts, Bargain Wines • 0 Comments

    Here’s what I mean by “burger wines” — these are well-priced wines that, while possibly not the most complex wines ever made, are perfectly drinkable partners to hamburgers, turkey burgers, grilled fish tacos or other casual, backyard fare. Here are a few I’ve tasted lately that fit the bill: RED: Estancia 2009 Pinot Noir Monterey County Pinnacles Ranches ($16)....

    Read more →

    Weekly Wine Pick: Glen Ellen 2008 Proprietor’s Reserve Merlot

    by  • May 20, 2011 • All Posts, Bargain Wines, Weekly Wine Pick • 0 Comments

    Okay, look. I’m not saying you’ll mistake this for right bank Bordeaux, but for six bucks, this is a decent, quaffable Merlot. So if you’re planning on a big backyard barbecue, or the like, pick up a few bottles… Glen Ellen 2008 Merlot California Proprietor’s Reserve ($6). Very light bodied, but otherwise quite drinkable....

    Read more →