Category Archives: Merlot

July Tasting Results in October…Whoops

July was a slow month.  August saw a trip to Ireland plus a new job for Chris.  September Chris traveled 3 out of 4 weeks. Now it’s October and we’re back and finishing off our July tasting and getting into … Continue reading

Blind Tastings, Merlot, Red Wine, Syrah, USA

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

July Tasting: The Representatives from Washington St.

We decided in the beginning of the month to celebrate a month of America (because of the 4th) with some wines from Washington.  At first pass, it was kinda tough to source WA wine by ourselves, so we reached out … Continue reading

Blind Tastings, Bordeaux Blend, Merlot, Riesling, Syrah, USA

Carhartt Winery: Backyard Watering Hole

Carhartt Winery is located in downtown Los Olivos, right on the corner as you turn in from Route 154.  It’s almost hidden under a handful of large shady trees along the sidewalk.  It’s an unassuming building (on the road to … Continue reading

Merlot, Rhone, Sangiovese, Santa Barbara, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, USA

Foxen Winery: Tasting Bordeaux, Contemplating Tattoos

Foxen Winery has been around since 1985 and produces a number of different wines from their own vineyards as well as purchased grapes.  The one vineyard they own is the only dry farmed vineyard in the region, meaning the grapes … Continue reading

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese, Santa Barbara, Sauvignon Blanc, USA

Duckhorn Vineyards: Thanksgiving in a Bottle

When we think Duckhorn (and their other brands Goldeneye and Parraduxx), we think Thanksgiving.  Last Thanksgiving at Linda’s parent’s place, we ate our turkey and fixings with the 2007 Parraduxx.  We loved it so much, we piled into the car … Continue reading

Merlot, Napa Valley

Trahan & Olabisi: Downtown Napa’s Secret

Once again, Katie from Honig Winery came through from us, recommending Trahan & Olabisi.  This tasting was a first for us since it was at a tasting room in downtown Napa.  No vineyards in the backyard, no view across the … Continue reading

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Napa Valley, Pinot Noir, Red Wine