Saturday, July 26, 2014

2013 Grenache $9.99 90-91 Rating

"Herencia Altes Garnatxa Negra 2013" "Wow..Grenache with a Pinot like personality"90-91 Parker rating + $9.99 @ #binnys= Giving it a try. #redwine#binnys#grenache

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

2011 Rutherford Cabernet

Another solid effort checking in from Napa Valley is the Rutherford 2011 Cabernet. The producer states: "Fragrant boysenberry, currant, spearmint and dried herbs. Rich flavors of currant, boysenberry and caramel". I think it is a solidly balanced Napa Cab that is a good value for the price. Currently $14.99 at Binny's. #redwine#cabernet#binnys

Thursday, July 11, 2013

2010 Jargon Pinot Noir!

Quick Hit: 2010 Jargon Pinot Noir-Great value pick for around $10-$12. Very solid, decent body, black cherry, and concentration at this price! #pinotnoir#valuewine#jargonwines

Monday, April 1, 2013

I've been meaning to mention this 2010 VALUE CAB for a month now! The 2010 Columbia Crest H3 (Horse Heaven Hills). It's listed for $11.99 at most places, and for the price I "just can't get enough"....ok ok so I liked Depeche Mode at one point in my life...Anyway, this wine is widely available, but I would still stock up for all occasions. Smooth tannins, good concentration, 90 pt WS rating...Need I say more? #H3#ColumbiaCrest#redwine

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

2010 "Absurdly priced" Zinfandel

I recently received one of those "mass" emails touting the 2010 Rancho Zabaco Heritage Vines Zinfandel. It quoted one of my favorite wine publications, Wine Advocate, calling it "absurdly priced". Well, luckily for me, Binnys had it in stock. I immediately bought 6 bottles, because I respect their opinion. While there are not many peppery or spicy notes, I think the depth and concentration merit the 91 rating. Give it a try before they are sold out! Only $11.#Binnys#Zinfandel#wineadvocate#redwine#winevalue

Sunday, August 26, 2012


I have seen this rated between 87-90. I give the Folonari Chianti 2010 an 87. It's a lightweight, fruity Chianti that delivers what you would expect, however, I found in at Binnys for $11/1.5 liter bottle! A.K.A this is a GLUGLUG pour this during the week or over the weekend with pizza wine.#binnys#folonari#chianti#redwine

Saturday, April 14, 2012

2010 Turley Old Vines Zin...Outstanding value @ $25...with a catch

Now is the time to get on those winery lists that were once unattainable when the economy was booming.  One example is Turley.  I've always wanted to try their wines, but always found them difficult to find or too expensive.  Just recently, I was accepted on their wine list and was pleasantly surprised to see 3 of their Zin's priced between $20-$40.  The first one that I have tried is the 2010 Old Vines.  It has very classic Zin flavors of pepper and spice with a nice, smooth, well rounded finish. After tasting, I immediately went to my computer to se if I could get more, but they are sold out!!(Of course). Online it is going for $45 (still not crazy for this wine)....So sign up now for any of those Wineries that you thought you could never get in on!!#turley#redwine#zinfandel#zin#winevalue