What’s New?

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1,110 thoughts on “What’s New?

  1. lim13

    Purchased today at the Silverdale GO for review:
    2009 Abrazo Del Toro Garnacha Tempranillo Reserva, Spain $5.99
    2011 Reserve Lot 11 Dry Creek Valley Old Vine Zinfandel $7.99

      1. lim13

        Without even tasting it yet, SB I’d say you may be correct. At 15% alcohol, the sugars must have been pretty doggone high at harvest…and the acids a bit low. And please don’t take offense at this, but if I had a nickel for every time you said a wine needed more acid, I’d be a rich man.

  2. flitcraft

    Purchased at the Lake City Seattle GO:
    2010 Tierra Secreta Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 7.99
    2011 Greg Norman Cabernet-Merlot 2011, Australia Limestone Coast, 7.99
    We’ll likely open these over this weekend, so a report will follow.

  3. JoelA

    Items possibly of interest at Pinole:

    2012 Vinum Paso Robles zin $ 4.99
    2013 Gunn Estate pinot noir (NZ) $ 6.99
    2010 Le Jaja de Jau syrah $ 6.99
    2009 Pinocchio Nero D’Avola (Sicily) $ 9.99
    2011 Castle Rock Monterey pino grigio $ 3.99
    2010 Alondra Mendocino County chardonnay $ 5.99
    2011 Hess Select Monterey chardonnay $ 2.99 half-bottle
    2011 Hill Napa Valley pinot noit $ 8.99
    2012 WoodenHead Mendocino/Sonoma zin (15% alc.) $ 6.99
    2010 Hidden Cellars Mendocino zin
    2012 Rampage old vine Lodi zin $ 4.99

  4. lim13

    FYI…the Silverdale, WA store now has a large sign in the wine department that roughly says, “If there’s any product, including wine that you don’t like…please bring it back. Everything is 100% guaranteed. Don’t like the taste, bring it back; don’t like the looks, bring it back; don’t like the label, bring it back; just don’t want it, bring it back for full refund.” A point we seem to repeatedly make to our readers. The wine guy at Silverdale has also put out a stack of cards that steer customers to this blog (“not an affiliate of Grocery Outlet”). What a guy!

  5. Seedboy

    I went by Oakland yesterday, they are starting to bring in new wines. They have two JanKris wines, put a mess of the Hill Carneros Pinot on the floor, an Alexander Valley Syrah that I tasted and found fruity but flabby, a Dry Creek zin (same). There is a lot of the Woodenhead zin, blend of Sonoma and Mendocino fruit, that is a much better balanced zin.

  6. lim13

    I was so enthralled with the Eco.Love Sauv Blanc (which now appears to be gone) that I grabbed a bottle of their 2009 Riesling to review…and two bucks less than the SB at $1.99. Also bought a bottle of 2012 Hayes Ranch Lucky Horseshoe CA Merlot for $5.99. Both from Silverdale, WA.


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