Reviews

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For August 20, 2018

I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes in a “mini-review” format. They are meant to be quirky, fun, and (mostly) easily-digestible reviews of (mostly) currently available wines (click here for the skinny on how to read them), and are presented …

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Viña Siegel from Chile’s Colchagua Valley: New Releases

Alberto Siegel is the 3rd generation of the Siegel family, which has its origins in Austria. More than three decades ago in 1980 he founded Viña Siegel and began planting vineyards in the Colchagua Valley, and today he has more than 700 hectares (1729 acres) of vines from the foothills of the Andes to the Leyda Valley, overlooking the Pacific …

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2016 Kirkland Signature Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

It’s been a little while since we got our hands on one of the Kirkland Columbia Valley offerings from Washington State.  The last one was this 2015 Cab-Merlot blend that we thought was pretty good, and before that we had to dig into the vaults to find this Columbia Valley Bordeaux blend we really enjoyed too. Now we get the …

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There’s A Red House Over Yonder (Masroig Montsant Recent Releases)

In the lower-ish (we’re still talking about 400-or-so meters of elevation) valley of Spain’s sunny Montsant region sits a small town (ok, village) of El Masroig. El Masroig is quaint enough to be named (in Catalan, of course) “red country house” (most likely from the red clay soils that dominate this area of Priorat country), and small enough to sport …

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2017 Kirkland Signature Pinot Grigio Friuli

It’s been quite a while since we last tasted the Kirkland Pinot Grigio.  I heard from several readers that it may have been discontinued in their stores for a period of time.  So it was kind of my radar and when I saw it in my Costco I decided to grab a bottle and get reacquainted. The story here first …

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