Michael David Winery 2014 Petite Sirah – California

June 22, 2017

Although it doesn’t have anything to do with the wine, the label is very carnival like and entertaining.  From the Lodi Appellation, this California Petite Sirah has a delightful nose full of milk chocolate, blue berries and vanilla with toasted oak.  The milk chocolate carries over into the mouth as do dark fruits and lovely tannins that become oh so fine when paired with a rib eye. At 14.5% alcohol, this wine packs a punch but it is so delicate in its structure that you barely notice the alcohol content.  I’m glad I bought more than one bottle.  I picked… Read more

Camping, Happy Hour and White Sangria

June 11, 2017

Camping, Happy Hour and White Sangria Wine doesn’t always have to be serious – especially when its happy hour. So let’s lighten up a bit and try our hand at sangria. There are as many types of sangria as there are types of wine so in this video we decided to make something a little bit different – and quite delicious!

Apothic White

March 30, 2017

From the same line as Apothic Red, Apothic Dark and Apothic Crush comes Apothic White.  Looking for a chilled white wine for dinner tonight we decided to give this white blend a try. The nose is inviting with butter and oak and you’ll swear you are about to drink a California Chardonnay. The mouth is very different with notes of Kiwi fruit, lemon cake and sweet oak.  There is a pleasant vegetable component as well. This went very well with Kerry Gold Dubliner cheese, warm olives and our main course, grilled chicken with mixed vegetables.  A $9.99 value that we… Read more

Thousand Island Winery – 2014 Marquette

March 26, 2017

This is an up and coming varietal. An American hybrid that was developed to resist cold winters it is like a cousin to Pinot Noir with many of the same attributes. Check out this video as well as a bottle of Marquette. You can also watch our other wine videos at www.wineforecaster.com

Kelby James Russell 2013 Dry Riesling

March 13, 2017

How about some reggae and riesling? Kelby James Russell is the winemaker at Red Newt winery. This is an Aussie style riesling and according to him its best tasted when listening to ‘Maggot Brain’ by Funkadelic.