Wineries & Brands

Here are some of the wineries we have covered here: Barefoot Wines Bogle Bohemian Highway Charles Shaw Delicato FreeRange Funky Llama Gala Rouge Georges Duboeuf Graceland Cellars Infinitus Juno Wine Killer Juice Sebeka Trove Two Buck Chuck

Harlow Ridge Coastal Vines Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Price: $9 Maker: Harlow Ridge Winery, Napa, California Varietal: Cabernet Sauvginon Packaging: 750 ml bottle, artificial cork Alcohol: 12.5 % Our Rating: 8.5 out of 10 Harlow Ridge Coastal Vines Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 (Lodi) has a nice aroma of ripe blackberries, leather, cinnamon, and smoky oak. The flavor has juicy berry notes, with quite a … Continue reading “Harlow Ridge Coastal Vines Cabernet Sauvignon 2003”

Trader Joe’s Charles Shaw Blend Chardonnay

Price: $3 Maker: Charles Shaw Winery, Napa County, California Varietal: Chardonnay Packaging: 750 ml bottle, natural cork Alcohol: 12.5% Our Rating: 8 out of 10 Trader Joe’s Charles Shaw Blend Chardonnay (aka Two Buck Chuck) has a nice pear aroma, and flavor notes of pear and oak. It was medium bodied, and had good clarity. … Continue reading “Trader Joe’s Charles Shaw Blend Chardonnay”

Golden Gate Pinot Grigio

Price: $3 Maker: Golden State Vineyards, American Canyon, Napa County, California Varietal: Pinot Grigio Packaging: 750 ml bottle, artificial cork Alcohol: 12% Our Rating: 8 out of 10 Golden Gate Pinot Grigio is a non-vintage California wine priced in the Two Buck Chuck range. Surprisingly, it’s not all bad. The mild nose has weak notes … Continue reading “Golden Gate Pinot Grigio”

Tisdale Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Price: $3 Maker: Tisdale Vineyards, Modesto, California Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon Packaging: 750 ml bottle, artificial cork Alcohol: 13% Our Rating: 6.5 out of 10 With the rise of Two Buck Chuck (actually more like Three Buck Chuck in most areas), there seem to be more entrants into the $3 per bottle wine category. The latest … Continue reading “Tisdale Cabernet Sauvignon 2005”

Inc. Magazine Profiles Fred Franzia

Fred Franzia, chairman and CEO of Bronco Wine, and marketer of the ubiquitous boxed wine bearing his name, is profiled in the May, 2006 issue of Inc. Magazine. It’s not available online at this moment, but if you pick up a hardcopy you’ll find the article titled, “The Scourge of Napa Valley.” Franzia is pictured … Continue reading “Inc. Magazine Profiles Fred Franzia”