Mendocino Valley

Amancaya Reserve Red Blend 2017

The Amancaya Reserve Red Blend 2017 is a mix of 72% Malbec and 28% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from estate and contracted vineyards in the foothills of the Andes in the Mendoza region of Argentina. The grapevines are all 30-plus years old and are situated between 2,600 and 4,600 feet in altitude. Amancaya is a joint…

Read More
CheapWineFinder Podcast
Amancaya Reserve Red Blend 2017
Loading
/

Trader Joe’s Reserve Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

The Story The Trader Joe’s Reserve Anderson Valley Pinot Noir is a $9.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive. Anderson Valley is located in coastal Mendocino and is situated between two mountain ranges. Two more things to note are this the 2018 vintage and is Lot #201. Anderson Valley has a growing reputation for the production of fine…

Read More
CheapWineFinder Podcast
Trader Joe's Reserve Anderson Valley Pinot Noir
Loading
/

Santa Julia Reserve Malbec 2018

The Story The Santa Julia Reserva Malbec 2018 is 100% Malbec sourced from Estate vineyards in the Uco Valley in the southwest corner of the Mendoza Valley in Argentina. Santa Julia is one of the labels produced by Familia Zuccardi Estates which has been in the wine business since the 1950s. Santa Julia was started…

Read More
CheapWineFinder Podcast
Santa Julia Reserve Malbec 2018
Loading
/

Federalist Bourbon Barrel-Aged Red Blend

The Story The Federalist Bourbon Barrel-Aged Red Blend 2016 is 76% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 4% Carignane sourced from vineyards in the Mendocino County AVA of Northern California. This blend is aged in American oak casks for 6 months (35% new oak) and then transferred to Bourbon barrels (they do not specify the whiskey brand) for another…

Read More
CheapWineFinder Podcast
Federalist Bourbon Barrel-Aged Red Blend
Loading
/

Four Vines Truant Zinfandel 2011

  The 2011 Four Vines Truant Old Vine Zinfandel is 90% Zinfandel, 7% Barbera and 3% Petite Sirah sourced mainly from the Lodi, Paso Robles and Mendocino AVA’s. Here is a brief run down on “old vine” Zinfandel in California, it was first planted by Italian immigrant farmers in the late 1800s as a taste…

Read More
CheapWineFinder Podcast
Four Vines Truant Zinfandel 2011
Loading
/

Frey Vineyards Natural White Organic Table Wine

The Frey Vineyards Natural White Organic Table whine is a non-vintage blend of Chenin Blanc (grown in certified organic vineyards in Butte County, which is near the Sierra Foothills and is included in the Central Coast AVA) and Chardonnay (sourced from certified organic vineyards in the Mendocino AVA, Frey Vineyards is located in Mendocino). Frey…

Read More

2010 Babble Red Wine

The 2010 Babble Red Wine is a $6.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive sourced from grapes grown in Mendocino County, California. The blend is 36% Petite Sirah, 26% Syrah, 17% Merlot, 10% Carignane, 10% Grenache and 1% Malbec. Babble is produced by DnA Vineyards (owner and winemaker is Dennis Patton), who is a custom winemaker, tell him…

Read More