Category Archives: Chris’ Pick

Chris’ October Pick: Sklyark Red Belly

The Selection: While out on a date night happy hour, the bartender at BLVD suggested I try a Syrah from Skylark.  I really liked the wine, but it seemed high at $27.  At $20, the Red Belly blend seemed like … Continue reading

Chris' Pick, Red Wine, USA

Chris’ July Pick #2: Evodia Granacha ’08

The Selection: Once again, I dipped into the May Top 10 list of the Reverse Wine Snob for some inspiration and selected the Evodia Granacha ’08 which will set you back about $8.  My first pick from RWS was the … Continue reading

Chris' Pick, Grenache, Spain

Chris’ July Pick: Folie à Deux Ménage à Trois Red

The Selection: With the Wine Bloggers Conference coming up in a week, we’ve been scanning through some of the finalists for the Wine Blog Awards and came across Jon from Minnesota who blogs as the Reverse Wine Snob. He has … Continue reading

Cabernet Sauvignon, Chris' Pick, Merlot, USA, Zinfandel

Chris’ June Pick: Buehler Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

I recently came across this SF Chronicle article about 2008 Cabernet Sauvignons and thought it would be good inspiration for my June pick.  There were some familiar names (Chappellet, Hall, Mondavi), but the Buehler caught my eye for it’s price … Continue reading

Cabernet Sauvignon, Chris' Pick, Red Wine, USA

Chris’ Pick: Clos LaChance Grenache 2005

This month I decided to go back in time a little bit and pull out a wine from our collection.  It’s been in our collection for about 3 years now since it’s one of the wines served during our wedding … Continue reading

Chris' Pick, Grenache, USA

Chris’ April Pick: Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon

I don’t exactly remember where I heard the name Concha y Toro and Don Melchor, but some wine pundit was proclaiming it as a delicious wine that faced the daunting challenge of breaking into the American market. The notion was … Continue reading

Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile, Chris' Pick, Red Wine

Chris’ March Pick: Ridge Three Valleys 2009

I’d like to apologize.  I held onto my March pick a little too long and ended up drinking it this past weekend in Tahoe amidst blue skies and lush skiing.  As penance for my tardiness, I’ll review 2 wines: my … Continue reading

Chris' Pick, Red Wine, Sangiovese, Zinfandel

Chris’ February Pick: Decoy Zinfandel 2008

Starting things off is never easy, which is why I picked a wine that’s associated to some other wines I’ve tasted in the past. Decoy is the “value” brand in the Duckhorn family of wines, which when considered with its … Continue reading

Chris' Pick, Red Wine, Zinfandel