Monday, May 29, 2017

Local winery using Napa grapes

This winery is two blocks from my shop and about 9 blocks from where I live. We have tasted wines there a few years ago but haven't bought any for some time. This one is on sale at Shopper's Corner for $ 17.95 , a really good price for a St. Helena Cabernet. It lives up to the pedigree for the most part-not super rich but still a really classy medium body red. I'll give it 8 1/2 swiggs-a great score for any wine at this price.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

A few years makes a difference

About 5-6 years ago I was getting the '08 Ursa Sierra foothills Syrah at the local liquor store for about $8.95. and really enjoying it. After awhile the store ran out and eventually replaced it with this 2010 edition. I was not as impressed with the '10 and it had a new price of $ 17.99.  This was a couple of years ago - just yesterday I decided to give the '10 another try- my patience was rewarded with something really great. This wine has all the broad spectrum of flavors that mark the best offerings from the Sierra foothills. I don't think that this one is widely available but it is worth the search. It is one of the best of the year so far. We gave it a strong 8 1/2 swiggs.....very good for a sub-$ 20.00 wine. If I take a trip  up to that area of Calif. I will try to stop by the winery and see what they have.