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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Simply Naked, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2010, California

Simply Naked, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2010, California

Price: $7.00 per bottle


The idea one this wine is to use stainless steel vat, not an oak vat to create the wine. I have not tried their other Naked wine, but this did not work with the Cabernet grape. There was some fruit, but it was masked by a heavy graphite flavor. Normally, I like some tone of graphite of the finish. The was more then tones it overtook the entire taste of the wine. We did not enjoy the wine at all, will not be purchasing again.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Randall Grahm, Close But No Cigare, 2011, California

Price: $5 per bottle


Deep red wine with a nice bouquet. There is a plenty of fruit on the palette. Plum and cherry tone were noted, with a dry finish. The wine was smooth, with some tannins of the finish. We had this wine with spaghetti and red sauce. It was a good pairing, the red sauce enhanced the flavor of the wine.

Close But No Cigare is a blend of76% Mourvedre, 12% Syrah.and 12% Gernache. We purchase this as part of a special package from NakedWines.com. I recommend that you try this wine.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Accord, Chardonnay, 2009,Santa Maria, California

Price $5 per bottle


I am not a big Chardonnay fan, but this one had some character. Typical straw yellow color with a light bouquet. There was citrus on each sip. Grapefruit and pineapple were the most noticeable. The finish was clean and smooth. We have this with Champagne cheese, the flavors balanced nicely.


We purchase this as part of a case special from nakedwines.com.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Tisdale, Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Tisdale, Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Price: $5 per bottle


This was a very good wine to drink. It was a medium body red wine with cherry tones. The cherry was found on both the nose and the taste buds. It was very smooth with no tannins and a nice finish. The label said "Cabernet Sauvignon", but it did not have the characteristics I like in a Cabernet . It is a very good red table wine for every day drinking. This is a easy drinking wine either with food or will out.

I will be buying another bottle or two in the future.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Tisdale, Pinot Noir, California

Tisdale, Pinot Noir, California

Price: $5.00


This is a inexpensive wine, but it was good. The bouquet was not a burst of aromas, the taste was the same. It was smooth, no odd flavors. There was some cherry tone. Overall this is an easy drinking wine, without much character. You could easily have a second or third glass.


This wine exceeded my expectation for the price, if it was $10 a bottle I would not have enjoyed it as much.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Banfi, Col Di Sasso, 2010, Cabernet Sauvignon - Sangiovese, Toscana, Italy

Banfi, Col Di Sasso, 2010, Cabernet Sauvignon - Sangiovese, Toscana, Italy

Price: $8 per bottle



This was a good blend of two wines that we both enjoy. The wine had a dark red and purple color. The was some dark fruit on the nose. The there was a good amount of fruit on the palette, with cherry tones. We had this with a sirloin broiled in the oven, too cold for the charcoal grill. The wine pair well with the steak. With the low tannins of the wine, it could easily be sipped without foods. At this price we will be looking for this wine again.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Campo Viejo, 2010, Rioja, Spain

Campo Viejo, 2010, Rioja, Spain

Price: $12 per bottle


Nice nose with a lot of dark fruit. The dark red wine was dry with some tannins. The dark fruit was present on the palette, with some hints of dark cherry.

The wine was very enjoyable, we will be looking for a second bottle.