Tag Archives: California wine

Smoking Loon Pinot Noir

       This was a gift from a client of Wife to Wife, so even though we didn’t pay anything for it (the ultimate Cheapskate price) it qualifies for inclusion in these pages. The Store where we shop prices this at … Continue reading

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Turning Leaf Merlot

        Turning Leaf, to me, has been a bit of an enigma in terms of brand identity. It has seemed to not fully embrace the ultra-discount, bottom shelf forever role, but has remained sort of middle-cheap. Most of the 750ml … Continue reading

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Apothic Red Winemakers Blend

What’s atop your to-do list at the moment? Finish taxes? Get the lawn mower up and running? Change the cat litter? Well, whatever your current priorities, bump them all down a notch and insert at the top of the list- … Continue reading

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Menage a Trois California Red

 No, it doesn’t come in three packs. OK, there, I’ve included the mandatory double entendre regarding this wine’s name. I’ll resist further temptation to act like Beavis and/or Butthead and snicker about more “three” puns. The Menage a Trois name … Continue reading

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Bear Boat Sauvignon Blanc

 Beside the fact that this particular choice was only $6.99 for a 750ml bottle, you’ve got to give points to a wine that has two bears in a row boat having a conversation on their label. Even more noteworthy, there are … Continue reading

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A Look at a Book : The House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty, Julia Flynn Siler, 2007

 This is a bit off topic, I guess: a book review instead of a wine review. But probably no name is as intertwined with the ascendency of California wine from generic, misnamed, tanker car, bulk, crap to ready-for-prime-time, and French … Continue reading

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H.R.M. Rex Goliath Pinot Grigio

 We just, previous post, talked about who or what Rex Goliath was, but it bears repeating that the producers say a 47 pound rooster is representative of the bold flavors of their wines. Ironically, both the Free Range Red, and … Continue reading

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