Belcreme de Lys Pinot Noir 2013


The Belcreme de Lys Pinot Noir 2013 is Pinot Noir, with a little bit of Syrah added in, sourced from vineyards in more than one California grape growing AVA. Belcreme de Lys is one of Diageo Chateau & Estate Wine  many wine brands. Their portfolio runs from Moet & Chandon to Blossom Hill White Zinfandel. As a brand wine, there is no great story to be told here, they … [Read more...]

Avalon CAB California Cabernet Sauvignon 2012


The Avalon CAB California Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 is 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Syrah, 7% Zinfandel and 4% Merlot sourced from vineyards located in Napa Valley (the largest % of the grapes come from Napa), Lodi, Paso Robles and Monterey County in Northern California. This Cab was aged for 8 months in French and American oak barrels and the list price is $12.99, though a quick … [Read more...]

Wente Louis Mel Sauvignon Blanc 2013


The 2013 Wente Louis Mel Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from Wente's estate-grown "Louis Mel" vineyard in California's Central Coast (for you specific folks, that's the southern part of Livermore Valley). Who the hell's Louis Mel? Well he was this French dude with two first names that came to the U.S. in the 1870's. Instead of becoming a cowboy or starting a mining town, he … [Read more...]

Wente Riverbank Riesling 2013


The 2013 Wente Riverbank Riesling is sourced from Wente's estate-grown Riverbank vineyard in the "Arroyo Seco Cone". This funnel-shaped geological anomaly in the Arroyo Seco appellation was formed by eons of its eponymous creek/river flow cutting a deep ravine, the southern edge of which enjoys deep rocky soils where Riesling thrives. The significance of Wente and what … [Read more...]

Lazy Bones Paso Robles Cabernet Franc 2013


The Lazy Bones Paso Robles Cabernet Franc 2013 is a $6.99 Trader Joe's exclusive, vinted for them by the Central Coast Wine Warehouse. They are a custom label facility and own or control some of the finest vineyards in the Central Coast AVA. Central Coast Wine Warehouse has a long history of producing wines for Trader Joe's. Cabernet Franc is best known as a blending grape for … [Read more...]