What’s New?

Please use comments here to alert everyone to interesting wines you’ve seen at which stores, but which have not yet been reviewed.  Please post any tasting notes in Guest Contributions, or as a comment on a main-page review, as comments here older than six weeks or so will be deleted.

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4,054 thoughts on “What’s New?

  1. Doug Green

    I think the Sunce 2013 Cattich Vineyard Russian River Old Clones Zinfandel is delicious. Probably not ageworthy, but as nice a fruit-drven zin for near term drinking as I have had for $7 in a very long time. I think it blows away the Gauthier Los Chimizals, as well as any of the Lodi zins at GO. I need to pop my Mosaic 2014 from Dry Creek to see how it compares.

    1. Rocky

      Doug, thanks for your input. The bottle I tried I to be very over-ripe and rather port-ish. Given the positive comments I’ve seen, I wonder if I had a bad bottle. Did you find it at all on that end of the spectrum, or was my bottle the exception?

      1. Doug Green

        Not at all – it was very floral with a very ethereal nose of strawberries. Not port-like in the slightest. In fact, a very feminine, delicate zin, more toward the grenache or cote de beaune end of the spectrum. Very different from your description.

  2. BdB

    Strangely there was another Luz Millar Ribeira Del Duero at the Santa Cruz store yesterday. This one is not a Crianza but I like it almost as much. Again dry, earthy, robust and well balanced. I paid 5$ (elsewhere 20$) and give it 2 thumbs up, well worth the price. It’s also 100% Tempranillo and seems to be 2012 (written small on the appellation label). I’d still pay a buck more for the Crianza but it’s gone here. I’d love to find a Reserva or Gran Reserva from them. Viva l’Espana!

    1. Doug Green

      I had actually seen the cheaper Luzmillar Ribera del Duero earlier. IMHO, it’s OK,. but the Crianza is well worth the extra dollar (It’s normally a $20+ wine, whereas the cheaper one is normally a $10 bottle) Another Spanish wine worth grabbing if you see it is the Antano 2011 Reserva Rioja, also $5.99 – IMHO, comparable in quality to the higher end Luzmillar Ribera, but in a slightly brighter, more bordeaux-like style.

    1. Happybaker

      Seedboy –

      I think if you click the link “older comments,” many come back up.

      And we’ve been warned, anything older than 6 weeks gets deleted. But this is such a fun handy thread and seems to have more activity than guest contributions so, I’m continuing to be wild and post here ; )

      1. BargainWhine Post author

        Hi all. Now that I’ve understood how to make this into pages of, I think, 50 comments each, I no longer delete older comments here. They just go into older pages.

    2. BargainWhine Post author

      Yes, I wish the pagination would start with the 50 most recent comments, but the pagination apparently starts with the 50 oldest comments. When we start a new page, there are very few comments. Please click on the link for Older Comments at the end of the page.

  3. Steve

    Hi all-
    Long time reader, first time poster. Two wines I wanted to alert everyone to.
    In Antioch:
    Saint glinglin 2011 carte verde
    Exactly what it says Great every day Bordeaux , even better at this price. $5.99

    in Hayward:
    Hilt and Blade antecedent Zinfandel 2015
    Great with BBQ. 91 points in enthusiast. Not that that matters, I’m not an astute wine drinker I just know I liked it.


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