$20 from Whole Foods — 23 days ago
Pretty good for a cheapie at Whole Foods. — 3 months ago
Whole Foods nice berry flavors — 2 months ago
Crisp, bright, dry. Perfect spring porch sipper, for $20 avail at Whole Foods — 2 months ago
Got it at Whole Foods. Very smooth. Smooth tannins — 3 months ago
Oak Spice. Berry. Balanced. Dark Cherry. Blueberry, Blackberry. Full flavored. Smooth tannins
only $7.50 at Whole Foods. A W favorite., smooth. 13%. — 5 months ago
Nice inexpensive white found at Whole Foods, easy to drink, organic. — 2 months ago
I am solidly in the “don’t knock it ‘til you’ve tried it” school of thought, so I very much violated my own rules when I compared this wine negatively to the Bedrock Evanghelo Zin earlier this year without ever having tried it. I knew I had to right this wrong ASAP and brought this to my group’s blind tasting. The verdict: guilty pleasure wine.
At $9.99 a bottle (the Whole Foods down the street had a special), this wine was a steal (even if priced 2-4x, I would drink this wine over the Prisoner any day).
If you are like me, you don’t believe Snoop would put his name on anything subpar and rest assured, this wine is solid. At first sniff and sip, you get aromas of bruised black plum and blueberry syrup. It’s verging on Port in ripeness and alc (14.1%) and there’s probably some RS but it’s still seductive and pretty. On the palate, the wine is balanced, with a shocking lightness on the initial attack followed by a sweet cigar note, discrete tannins and a pleasant bitterness (a friend suggested later press factions maybe) on the finish to cut the sweetness perfectly.
Not the wine you want every night with dinner (you’ll wake up with a raging headache), but the wine you want with a blue cheese burger or saucy barbecue. And you’ll gladly pour yourself another glass. Mostly Petit Sirah and Zin.
If this is the bar, I look forward to trying Martha’s Chard. — 2 months ago