Tasting – Trader Joe’s Shiraz

Trader Joe’s – Bronco Wine Co. – Shiraz – California, United States – 2015 – $1.99 Yes, $2!! ‘Round these parts, we call them “Two-buck chuck.” I really need to start going to Trader Joe’s more often, because the prices are just unbeatable. But, I recognize how special it is to go to a wine […]

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Tasting – Black Box Merlot

Black Box – Merlot – Lodi, California, United States – 2016 – $4.99 Winemaker Review: Hearty plum, vanilla, and cinnamon aromas with flavors of black cherry and red berry fruit. Black Box Wines Merlot is smooth across the palate with soft tannins and supple acidity. Oh, how I love that I have a glass of red […]

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Tasting – Colliano Sauvignonasse

Colliano – Sauvignonasse – Goriška Brda, Slovenia – 2015 – $14.99 Winemaker Review: Colliano Sauvignonasse is a premium wine of a pleasant and full taste. Its aroma is reminiscent of elder flowers, almond and pine needles. In the mouth, the wine is tastes smooth it is medium-bodied and pleasantly warm. Its after taste recalls the characteristic […]

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Tasting – Mark West Pinot Noir

Mark West – Pinot Noir – Oakville, California – 2016 – $12.99 This was the #1 recommended Pinot Noir from TWO different employees at Corkscrew Wine & Spirits in Norman, so of course I had to buy it. And for only $12.99, I couldn’t beat it. The same manager that always helps me was there […]

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Tasting – McManis Zinfandel

McManis Family Vineyards – Zinfandel – Lodi, California – 2015 – $11.99 I bought this bottle of wine from the same dinky (sketchy is a better word for it) liquor store in Denver, Colorado. This bottle has been through a lot and made the long trip back to Norman, where it has sat on my […]

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