Sub $10 wine at TJ’s is always fun, and much more enjoyable than sub $10 at Whole Foods. At some $5.99, this was great for a everyday summer white. Grapefruit, apricot, and golden flavors throughout. A little unbalanced and high in acid, but that’s ok as it cuts through the thick of summer.
Some “Somm” kept pushing this stuff, pimping it as a “cult wine.” When I hear someone pushing a wine as “cult” I naturally become suspicious. I wasn’t wrong, compared to the Cate, this was crap. The wine is fine on it’s own, but to have some mis-informed and most likely under qualified if not completely fake Somm push it as cult - just does an injustice for everyone.
Cate | 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
This bottle, although young, shows tremendous structure and taste. Nothing over the top, but an honest Napa Cabernet. I’d drink this anyday.
Are you the discerning Coca-Cola connoisseur? Well, you’re not until you own one of these Coca-Cola x Riedel glasses.
From the Riedel site:
"Inspired by the iconic curves of the original Coca-Cola contour bottle, the Coca-Cola + Riedel glass is made to enhance the drinking experience. Developed by a tasting panel of industry experts and Coca-Cola lovers, it was determined that this form captures the distinct spices, aroma and taste of Coca-Cola and creates a magical sensorial experience.
A unique glass for a taste like no other! Stemless. Lead-free. Made in Germany. “
If you like willamette valley pinots, but don’t like willamette valley pinot prices, than this friend is the bottle for you. Never mind that it’s an obscure grape, never mind it’s from Lodi, this bottle is nothing short of fantastic. A bouquet of fresh cut spring wildflowers. Cherry. Vanilla. Oak. Balanced.
James Berry Vineyard, along with such notables as Hayne, Ponzo, Booker, etc continue to excite and intrigue me. As different wine makers put their touches on these grapes the product is always familiar but drastically different - in a good way. This is an exceptional wine maker ands stellar fruit.