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Freakshow Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

The StoryThe Freakshow Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon, along with a small amount of Petit Sirah, is sourced from a Michael & David Winery estate vineyard in Lodi AVA of California's Central Valley. Michael and David are the Phillips brothers and their family has farmed in Lodi since the 1850s. Most of the West Coast grape-growing regions…

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Freakshow Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

The Story The Freakshow Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon, along with a small amount of Petit Sirah, is sourced from a Michael & David Winery estate vineyard in Lodi AVA of California’s Central Valley. Michael and David are the Phillips brothers and their family has farmed in Lodi since the 1850s. Most of the West Coast grape-growing…

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Gnarly Head Old Vine Lodi Zinfandel 2016

The Gnarly Head Old Vine Lodi Zinfandel 2016 is sourced from 35 to 80 year old grapevines farmed in vineyards in the Lodi delta region. Gnarly Head is one of the labels from Delicato Family Vineyards, a family owned winery and vineyards founded in 1924, some of their other brands include Both Box, Handcraft, Twisted, and…

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100 Mile Red Blend Lodi 2016

The 100 Mile Red Blend Lodi 2016 is a $7.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive. Normally, when TJ’s has a wine made for them they try to hide which winery produced it, in their Fearless Flyer they left clues hiding in plain sight. It’s a Lodi winery, the oldest winery still operating, founded in 1934, which makes…

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Cline Old Vines Lodi Zinfandel 2015

The Cline Old Vines Lodi Zinfandel 2015 is sourced from 70 to 50 year old vines in vineyards along the Mokelumne River in the delta section of the Lodi AVA in California’s Central Coast AVA. Lodi is south and east of Napa Valley. Cline is a family owned operation, founded in the early 1980s, with properties…

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Scarlet Path Lodi Zinfandel 2014

The Scarlet Path Lodi Zinfandel 2014 is a $7.99 ALDI exclusive. Lodi is south and east of Napa County with most of the vineyards planted in the Delta region which is a series of river valleys coming from the San Francisco Bay and ending at the Sierra  Nevada foothills. This area is 100 miles inland and…

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OZV Lodi Zinfandel 2012

The OZV Lodi ZInfandel 2012, OZV stands for Old ZInfandel Vines, is 96% Zinfandel and 4% Petite Sirah sourced from 50 to 120 year old ZInfandel vines located in the Lodi AVA, east and a little south of Napa. The OZV Zinfandel is produced by Oak Ridge Winery, started in 1934 as a wine co-op and…

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Sola Lodi Syrah 2012

The Sola Lodi Syrah 2012 is produced by Sola Winery, a small Napa winery that purchases premium grapes from various California AVA’s. Their stated mission is to be “the best value wine on the West coast.” They keep their overhead low and their costs down and these small production, boutique wines are priced lower than…

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Sphere Lodi Zinfandel 2012

  The Sphere Lodi Zinfandel 2012 is a Trader Joe’s $5.99 exclusive. TJ’s says the grapes came “from a premium winemaker’s vineyards in Lodi“, which makes the Sphere an estate grown, single AVA, 6 buck California wine, that is something you do not see very often. There is a top-notch Lodi winery that produces a…

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Mark West Pinot Noir 2021

The Mark West Pinot Noir 2021 is the largest selling under $15 Pinot Noir for 15 years straight. It is a wine I found with a rebate for $4.99 but typically is priced for about ten bucks. Mark West Winery was founded in 1978 as a Pinot Noir-based company. They are now owned by E…

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Juggernaut Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

The Juggernaut Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is a wine brand from Bogle Family Vineyards of Clarksburg, California. It is a wine I found for $14.99 at a local wine shop. The Sonoma Coast AVA is the most westward AVA in California and runs to Mendocino. It features rugged Coastal Mountain valleys and is a cool climate…

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Butternut Chardonnay 2021

The Butternut Chardonnay 2021 is a wine I found for $11.99, the label says the grapes came from California. Butternut is one of the brands in the Miller Family Wines line of wines. The Miller Family Wines also own Central Coast Wine Warehouse, a custom wine producer, who ten years ago was a major producer…

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Peirano Estate Illusion Red Blend 2021-The Bang For The Buck Is no Illusion

Peirano Estate Illusion Red Blend 2021-The Bang For The Buck Is no Illusion This is an Old Vine Zinfandel-based Red Blend from a family-owned Lodi AVA winery that has been growing grapes since the 1880s. The blend has zinfandel, merlot, petite sirah, and cabernet sauvignon. It is delicious, there is a story here, but you…

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Peirano Estate Illusion Red Blend 2021

The Peirano Estate Illusion Red Blend 2021 blends Old Vine Zinfandel, Merlot, Petite Sirah, and Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from estate vineyards in the Lodi AVA. Peirano Estate is a family-owned vineyard and winery, the family has grown grapes since the 1880s. Lance Randolph (4th generation) and his daughter Alexis Randolph (5th generation) make the wine….

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Trader Joe’s Grand Reserve Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2021

The Trader Joe’s Grand Reserve Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2021 is a $12.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive. In January of 2022, Trader Joe’s offered the Platinum Reserve SLH Pinot Noir. That wine sold for $14.99 and if you click on the link you will find that we thought it had too much alcohol and wasn’t…

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Bay Moon Sauvignon Blanc 2022

The Bay Moon Sauvignon Blanc 2022 is a $5.99 Trader Joe’s wine and is the same price as it was in 2012 when we first reviewed this brand. In places where there are no Trader Joe’s stores, this wine can sell for $11.99. The back label mentions this wine was “vinted and bottled by” Trader…

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Z Alexander Brown Uncaged Proprietary Red Blend 2020

The Z Alexander Brown Uncaged Proprietary Red Blend 2020 is a wine I found for $12 at a local wine shop. It is a collaboration between musician Zac Brown and John Killebrew, the winemaker for Delicato Family Vineyards, the makers of Gnarly Head and Coppola wines. Proprietary Blend indicates that the blend is unique to…

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Trader Joe’s Grand Reserve Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2021-My Kind of $12.99 Zinfandel

Trader Joe's Grand Reserve Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2021-My Kind of $12.99 Zinfandel TJ's wine selection has been stagnant since March, nothing has been added or subtracted. On my most recent visit, there were maybe 1o, maybe more new wines! CWF talks about Dry Creek vs Lodi and what gets our taste buds going with…

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19 Crimes Snoop Dogg Cali Red 2021

The 19 Crimes Snoop Dogg Cali Red 2021 is a wine I found at a local big box wine shop selling for $11.99. Most 19 Crimes wines feature wine from Australia, but the Snoop Dogg line and the Martha Stewart Chardonnay are sourced from California and this Red is from the Lodi AVA. The blend…

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Noble Vines 181 Merlot 2020

The Noble Vines 181 Merlot 2020 is $7.99 at Costco, anywhere from $8 to $14 online. Nobles Vines is a Delicato Family Vineyards brand that started in Lodi and expanded to Napa Valley and recently purchased Coppola wines in Sonoma. The 181 in the title refers to the number of the Merlot Clone they planted…

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Kirkland Signature Series Columbia Valley Red Wine 2021-You Want To Know About This Wine!

Get ready to raise your wine glasses as I, Domain Dave, introduce you to a hidden gem from the shelves of Costco: the Kirkland Signature Series Columbia Valley Red Wine 2021. Crafted by esteemed French winemaker Nicole from Long Shadow, this wine is a testament to how affordable wines can rival their pricier counterparts, without…

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McClean Vineyards Love Red Blend- Costco’s Tasty Mystery Blend

Strap in and prepare for a wine mystery that rivals any detective novel! It’s your affable guide, Domain Dave, and today, I’m taking you on a journey through Costco’s wine aisle to uncover the story behind a puzzling blend – the McLean Vineyard’s Love, a red blend. We’re talking questions without answers, a winery that…

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The Federalist Ben Franklin Cabernet Sauvignon 2021-A Firecracker Of A 4th Of July Red

Ready to toast to the red, white and blue with a wine that's as patriotic as it gets? Then join me, Domain Dave from ChiefWineFighter.com, as we uncork the Federalist Ben Franklin Lodi, a Cabernet Sauvignon 2021. This episode is all about an American classic, from the label that sports an image of a suave…

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The Federalist Ben Franklin Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

The Federalist Ben Franklin Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 is a wine I found for $10.99 and the prices on the internet range from $10 to $20. This wine is over 90% Cabernet Sauvignon with small amounts of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Sirah, and Sangiovese added. This is a brand from Terlato WInes which is the company…

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The Costco Wine Chronicles: JaM Cellars Butter Chardonnay Review

Ready to indulge in a Chardonnay that might change your mind about this popular varietal? Join us as we sip and savor the Jam Sellers Butter Chardonnay 2021, a fun and unique find at Costco for just $9.99. We’ll dive into the background of Jam and its founders, John and Michelle, while discussing their focus…

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