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Category Archives: Wine of the Month Club – Cellar Notes

Nov19

November, 2015, Wine of the Month Club Cellar Notes

Posted by: John

Prestige Red – Under $50 RED – 2012 Ravenswood Old Hill Zinfandel, Sonoma Valley, CA. – $49.00 Collector Series – Under $30 RED – 2012 Duckhorn Merlot, Napa Valley, CA.- $29.95 WHITE – 2013 Brickhouse Chardonnay, Willamette Valley, OR – … (more)

Jan21

January, 2013 Wine of the Month Cellar Notes

Posted by: Erin

Award Series – Under $15 RED – 2011 Los Dos Grenache+Syrah, Rioja, Spain $12.95 -Produced from 35 to 50 year old vines, Los Dos is aromatic, full flavored, and an easy drinking crowd pleaser. A happy combination of Grenache and … (more)

Dec12

December Wine of the Month Cellar Notes

Posted by: Erin

Award Series – Under $15 RED – 2010 Borsao Tres Picos Garnacha, Campo de Borja, Spain – $14.95 – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate gave 92 points, saying “One of my favorite offerings from the Bodegas Borsao is the 2010 Tres … (more)

Dec02

November Wine of the Month Cellar Notes

Posted by: Erin

Award Series – Under $15 RED – 2010 Bonterra Zinfandel, Mendocino, California $14.95 – Bonterra Vineyards emerged in 1990, produced at the Fetzer winery, and first released 1992 as one of the early pioneers in growing organic wine grapes. Bonterra … (more)

Oct04

October Wine of the Month Cellar Notes

Posted by: Erin

Award Series – Under $15 RED – 2011 Dom La Guintrandy Côtes-du-Rhône, France $12.95 This Domaine in the south of France has been owned by the Cuilleras family since 1850. Their blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Carignan, and 10% Syrah … (more)

Sep04

September Wine of the Month Cellar Notes

Posted by: Erin

Award Series – Under $15 RED – 2010 Dante Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, California $11.95 – Inspired by the wines he enjoyed while traveling through the Tuscan countryside, winemaker Michael Pozzan created Dante. This generous Cabernet is medium bodied with bright, … (more)

Aug04

August Wine of the Month Cellar Notes

Posted by: Erin

Award Series – Under $15 RED – 2008 Lorinon Crianza, Rioja, Spain – $14.95 – Founded in 1983 by the Bretón family, Lorinon Crianza is made from 100% Tempranillo aged 14 months in American oak. Rustic scents display cranberries, dried … (more)

Apr01

April Wine of the Month Cellar Notes

Posted by: Erin

Award Series – Under $15 RED – 2010 Joseph Carr “Josh” Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast, California – $14.95 -A quote from the winemakers: “After we’re done producing our portfolio of Joseph Carr wines, we like to sit around ‘the garage’ … (more)

Mar07

March 2012 Wine of the Month Cellar Notes

Posted by: Erin

Award Series – Under $15 RED – 2011 Hacienda Araucano Carmenere, Valle de Colchagua, Chile $12.95 – Brothers Jacques and Francois Lurton, fifth generation wine producers in Bordeaux, founded Hacienda Araucano in 1997. Made from 100% Carmenere, the “lost” grape … (more)

Feb10

February Wine of the Month Club Cellar Notes

Posted by: Erin

Award Series – Under $15 RED – 2010 Penelope Sanchez Tinto Joven, Campo de Borja, Spain $14.95 – “Campo de Borja is a place that seemingly dropped off the planet nearly a century ago (after the vines were planted) and … (more)