Bonny Doon / California Wines / Pinot Meunier

Wine Review – Bonny Doon 2015 Pinot Meunier

As a gift to myself, I decided to join the D.E.W.N. club from Bonny Doon Vineyards.  As a member of the Distinctive, Esoteric Wine Network, I’m paying for shipments of four bottles quarterly. This shipment arrived and last night’s meal was lamb burgers.  The recipe I used was a variation I have to rework a touch, … Continue reading

California Wines / Pinot Noir / Wine

Wine Review: Au Bon Climat 2009 Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County

I’ve been drinking more wine lately, thanks to a relocation where California wine isn’t the only game in town.  Today, I present to you, the folks at Underground Cellar – Curated, Limited Edition Wines with a Twist.   I think I discovered them via Facebook, maybe?  Anyway, the deal with them is that they put out an … Continue reading

California Wines / Merlot / Nicaraguan Cigars / Wine

Wine Review: Noble Vines 181 2012 Merlot

Lodi California $11.00 Color: Deep Red Nose: Classical merlot nose of spice and berry. Taste: Immediate earthiness from chalky soil. Intense tart cherry followed by subtle spices and soft tannins.  I wouldn’t be surprised if this went well with braised lambs, hard cheeses or certain Italian sausages.  Overall, it’d a good starter merlot because the … Continue reading

Cabernet Sauvignon / California Wines

Wine Review: Silver Creek 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon

Picked up this wine for what seemed like a steal at grocery outlet. I think we paid less than $5. Anyway, really light red color, strong berry nose with an extremely light body and short finish. This is NOT a typical cabernet but wasn’t overpowered by the rosemary salt hamburgers I served with it. Advertisements Continue reading