Tag Archive: California wine

Oct 27

California Dreaming Wine Trio

Glass Mountain and Primary Wine at Vinomania

This week we’re featuring three classically styled wines from the best region in California – Glass Mountain chardonnay has a crisp taste with a pineapple, apricot finish. Fabulous for a fall Sunday and grilled shrimp. Primary white is the buttery, rich style of chardonnay excellent alone or with roasted Tuscan chicken on the bone. The …

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Mar 25

Easter Beauties at Vinomania

Two wonderful wines for the Easter holiday or any special occasion are the Barnard Griffin Riesling or Zinzilla Zinfandel. The first has that great crisp apple acidity with some sweetness to balance it. The second is a monster fruit bomb from California. Both will go great with a salty ham or a salty aunt. Hey,  …

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Oct 08

Wine of the Week – 2009 Star Lane Cabernet

This wine is from Happy Canyon in Santa Barbara and the taste is reminiscent of Napa. 100% Cabernet,  this wine comes out of the bottle ready to drink – no decanting or airing, just tasty & delicious deep red. Price: $32.00

Mar 18

Wine Of The Week – 2010 Buehler Zinfandel

The cold weather seems to be hanging on, so let’s counter it with some heat in a bottle…. The 14.9% Zinfandel from Buehler Vineyards is the perfect solution. Big strong berry notes over the nose followed by a rich bold taste in the mouth feel. Classic Zinfandel from Napa Valley made by a delicate hand …

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Mar 14

Wine Of The Week – 2011 The Calling

    The pedigree of this wine speaks for itself….Russian River and then Dutton Ranch. THE two best places to grow and make Chardonnay. The style is classic Cal with light acidity and mellow oak and vanilla. Get your best fish grilling and follow it with this Chard. Price: $30.00

Dec 13

Wine Of The Week – 2007 Cooper Garrod Syrah

The long growing season of the Santa cruz Mountains makes for world class Syrah. This wine is a small production red from only four acres and there were only 264 cases made of this peppery, deep red. Try some winter grilling and a bottle of this Syrah to liven up a cold night. Price: $18.00

Jan 30

Wine Of The Week- 2010 Line 39 Cabernet

The Central Coast area of California on the 39th parallel is the heart of this vineyard. This expressive and approachable Cabernet is rich with black cherry aromas and beautifully rounded by flavors of luscious dark chocolate and ripe fruit. Gimme a S Gimme a T Gimme an E Gimme an A Gimme a K Whats …

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Dec 19

Wine Of The Week- 2007 Liparita V Block Cabernet

This family owned vineyard produces small quantities of this Napa Cabernet. Both the Liparita and it’s sister wine the 2007 Hoopes Cabernet are outstanding examples of top shelf California wine. Full, rich, luscious velvet describe the body, and black cherries and leather describe the aroma. I’ll be serving this one with a 20 ounce cowboy …

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Dec 05

Wine Of The Week- 2008 Snowden Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve

This 92 rated wine from Robert Parker has aromas of creme de cassis, burning embers, licorice and smoked herbs. The concentration and depth is ratcheted up big time, and yet it possesses silky smooth tannins and a forward style. This beauty should drink well for 15+ years. Grab your steaks and hang on sister, cause …

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Sep 26

2007 Mount Eden Vineyards – Wine Of The Week

Time to step up to the plate for this Cab, Merlot, Cab Franc and Petit Verdot blend, which in my book is a home run. Let’s not sugar coat the price – $55.00. Hey, if you want to drink something exceptional from the 2007 vintage that’s head and shoulders above the competition, you gotta pay …

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