Delicato Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Price: $17 Maker: Delicato Family Vineyards Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon Packaging: 3 liter box, pushbutton spigot Alcohol: 13.3% Our Rating: 7.5 out of 10 Delicato Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 was another vaguely disappointing offering from a brand that proudly proclaims its list of gold medal awards. The nose is mild but spicy. The flavor is slightly reminiscent … Continue reading “Delicato Cabernet Sauvignon 2005”

Delicato Shiraz 2005

Price: $17 Maker: Delicato Family Vineyards Varietal: Shiraz Packaging: 3 liter box, pushbutton spigot Alcohol: 13.5% Our Rating: 8 out of 10 Delicato likes to brag about their many gold medals, and one honor for Delicato Shiraz 2005 is that the wine received a “Best Buy” designation from Wine Enthusiast magazine. Our experience with Delicato … Continue reading “Delicato Shiraz 2005”

Delicato Merlot 2005

Price: $17 Maker: Delicato Family Vineyards Varietal: Merlot Packaging: 3 liter box, pushbutton spigot Alcohol: 13.5% Our Rating: 8.5 out of 10 In tasting Delicato Merlot 2005, we seem to have skipped the 2004 vintage. We last tasted Delicato Merlot 2003, and never saw 2004. In any case, the 2005 Merlot is a worthy successor. … Continue reading “Delicato Merlot 2005”

Delicato Merlot 2005

Price: $17 Maker: Delicato Family Vineyards Varietal: Merlot Packaging: 3 liter box, pushbutton spigot Alcohol: 13.5% Our Rating: 8.5 out of 10 In tasting Delicato Merlot 2005, we seem to have skipped the 2004 vintage. We last tasted Delicato Merlot 2003, and never saw 2004. In any case, the 2005 Merlot is a worthy successor. … Continue reading “Delicato Merlot 2005”

Delicato Merlot 2003

Price: $16 Maker: Delicato Family Vineyards Varietal: Merlot Packaging: 3 liter box, pushbutton spigot Alcohol: 13.5% Our Rating: 8.5 out of 10 We’ve been tasting mostly bottled wine lately, so it was nice to get back to our first love, boxed wine, by trying Delicato Merlot 2003. We found dark berries, oak, and sweet vanilla … Continue reading “Delicato Merlot 2003”

Delicato Shiraz 2004

Price: $18 Maker: Delicato Family Vineyards Variety: Shiraz Packaging: 3 liter box Our Rating: 8.5 out of 10 Sampling a box of Delicato Shiraz 2004 could be just the thing to convince a box wine sceptic that good things come in large packages. Delicato puts the same wine in its boxes as its bottles, and … Continue reading “Delicato Shiraz 2004”

Joe Blow Red

Price: $10 Maker: Joe Blow Wine Cellars (Delicato Vineyards), King City, Pine Canyon & Manteca, California Varietal: Blend of Syrah, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, and Cabernet Sauvignon Packaging: 750 ml bottle, natural cork Alcohol: 13.5% Our Rating: 8.6 out of 10 Joe Blow Red is a non-vintage blend of five different grapes: Syrah, Merlot, Petite … Continue reading “Joe Blow Red”

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

WBW #31 – Post-Game Commentary

WBW #31 was my first Wine Blogging Wednesday as a host, and I really appreciate all of the wine bloggers who took a chance on something unfamiliar – we had people tasting wine from boxes, cans, juice packs… great job, everyone, and sorry if you happened upon a clunker! Thanks, too, to Lenn Thompson for … Continue reading “WBW #31 – Post-Game Commentary”

WBW #31 – Tasting Roundup

We’ve had a lot of really neat entries for Wine Blogging Wednesday #31, with the theme, “Box Wines & Non-Traditional Packaging.” This was an interesting challenge – some found it easy, while others had difficulty finding a wine that met the criteria but wasn’t the low-end plonk that has traditionally been the mainstay of boxed … Continue reading “WBW #31 – Tasting Roundup”