Wine Life

Jul 29 2014

Skinnygirl Sweet’arita

Skinnygirl Sweet’arita

skinnygirl_sweet'aritaThe Skinnygirl Sweet’arita is made from blue agave silver Tequila, Triple Sec, natural flavors and a dash of agave nectar for sweetness. There are two basic types of Tequila, Blue Agave and Mixto, the Blue Agave is derived 100% from the blue agave plant and Mixto (the label will just say Tequila with no reference to blue agave) is at least 51% blue agave with sugars (usually cane sugar) added in.

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Jul 27 2014

Torres Verdeo 2013

Torres_verdeo_2013The Torres Verdeo 2013 is 100% Verdejo sourced from vineyards in the Rueda DO of Castilla-La Mancha on the west side of central Spain. The brand is Verdeo and the grape is Verdejo which is slightly confusing. Verdejo is the indigenous grape of the Rueda region, they have had Verdejo vineyards in Rueda for 1,000 years.

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Jul 24 2014

Skinnygirl Sparkling Margarita

skinnygirl_sparkling_margaritaThe Skinnygirl Sparkling Margarita made with Blue Agave Silver Tequila (when you see Blue Agave on the label that indicates that it is 100% Blue Agave and not mixed with cane sugar and Silver means this is non-aged, young, natural Tequila), along with Triple Sec, flavors, sweeteners and some…

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Jul 22 2014

Renwood Amador County Zinfandel 2011

Renwood Amador County Zinfandel 2011

renwood_old_vine_zinThe Renwood Amador County Old Vine Zinfandel 2011 is 90% Zinfandel, 5% Primitivo (an Italian twin of the Zinfandel grape), 3% Syrah and 2% Barbera sourced from Renwood Estate vineyards and other old vine vineyards in Amador County. Amador County is located east of the Lodi AVA in the Shenandoah Valley of Northern California. Amador County has a long history of winemaking and 100 year old Zinfandel

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Jul 20 2014

Coppola Director’s Sonoma Chardonnay 2012

Coppola Director’s Sonoma Chardonnay 2012

coppola_directors_sonoma_chardonnayThe Coppola Director’s Sonoma County Chardonnay 2012 is sourced from vineyards located in several of Sonoma’s 16 sub-AVA’s. There are two Director’s Chardonnay, this one, sourced from all over Sonoma County and another sourced from a single AVA, the Sonoma Coast. The Sonoma County Chard lists for

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Jul 17 2014

Coppola Diamond Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Coppola Diamond Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2013

coppola-Diamond_sauvblancThe Coppola Diamond Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2013 is 90.6% Sauvignon Blanc, 6% Chardonnay and 3.5% Semillon (Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon are the White wine blend of Bordeaux) sourced from vineyards in the Alexander Valley AVA and Sonoma County AVA, both sub-AVA’s of the Sonoma County AVA and the Lake…

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Jul 14 2014

Restivo Silver Series Torrontes 2013

Restivo Silver Series Torrontes 2013

restivo_silver_TorrontesThe Restivo Silver Series Torrontes 2013 is sourced from grapes grown in vineyards near the town of Barrancas in the Maipu district of Mendoza in Argentina. Torrontes is THE White grape of Argentina and it is grown only in Argentina. Mendoza is located in the foothills of the Andes Mountainsand its vineyards…

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Jul 12 2014

Four Vines Biker Paso Robles Zinfandel 2011

Four Vines Biker Paso Robles Zinfandel 2011

4vines_biker_zin_2011The Four Vines Paso Robles Zinfandel 2011 is 82% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Sirah, 4% Grenache and 4 % Primitivo (Primitivo is a twin of the Zinfandel grape) sourced from two vineyards in the westside of the Paso Robles AVA inside the larger Central Coast AVA of California. This Zin was aged in oak barrels and has an alcohol content of 15%.

The color is black cherry red with a clear halo. The nose is…

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Jul 09 2014

Sphere Lodi Zinfandel 2012

Sphere Lodi Zinfandel 2012

sphere_lodi_zinfandel_2012The 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 Lodiwinery that produces a…

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Jul 07 2014

Trader Joe’s Coastal Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Trader Joe’s Coastal Sauvignon Blanc 2012

tj's_coastal_sauv_blanc_2012The Trader Joe’s Coastal Sauvignon Blanc 2012 is a $4.99 TJ’s exclusive, sourced from grapes grown in California’s Central Coast AVA. Vinted and bottled by Castoro Cellars, who have grown grapes and produced wine in Paso Robles since the early 80s. Vinted and bottled by indicates that Castoroaged the wine and…

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