Category: Red Wine

  • Lindemans Bin 99 Pinot Noir 2004

    In honor of the 14th Wine Blogging Wednesday, I am reviewing a “New New World” Pinot Noir. My goal was to find something cheap and exotic. I hit the nail on the head with the cheap part (hopefully the cheapest, at $6.49), but Lindemans is far from exotic. After searching several wine stores in this […]

  • Little Penguin Merlot 2004

    Matching the Yellow Tail Merlot with the catchy blue label, cheap price, and quality taste, this cheap wine is a tried and true favorite of mine. Deep red and fruity, it has a wonderful aroma and a very well-defined bouquet. I have no complaints at all. And although neither the label nor the Little Penguin […]

  • Aussie Wine Cabernet Shiraz 2002 in a can

    This cheap wine makes me laugh on many levels, for many reasons: 1. I laugh because a SINGLE can of it has been in my refrigerator for 2 years. 2. I laugh because it comes in a can. Now, I’m all about alternative enclosures, but this just made me laugh. 3. I laugh because their […]

  • Glen Ellen Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

    Glen Ellen Reserve 2003 Cab was the cheap wine of the night last night. Just destroying my pocketbook at a whopping $4.99, this wine provided a nice pairing with the pizza I had delivered. After I popped the artificial cork, the cherry and tannins were very noticeable. Not very dry, but rich in flavor. I […]

  • Sutter Home Zinfandel 2001

    Ask for a Zinfandel in most places in the US, and you’ll get a glass of White Zin. In my experiences, explaining that “White Zin” is NOT Zinfandel is pointless and futile, and usually just results in a confused look from the waitstaff. In fact, Sutter Home calls this one a California Zinfandel, attempting to […]