Hell’s Kitchen Carmenere

Don't get me wrong, I love to receive my shipments of private collection and exclusive wines. But you can still find me at Trader Joe's or World Market discovering good bargain wines, for $25.00 or less. CONCHA Y TORO'S CASILLERO DEL DIABLO RESERVA CARMENERE  is one of those finds. The Carmenére is a grape originally …

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A New Pinot Noir Fav

I recently attended a wine tasting that featured over 200 wines. It was there that I found the treasure trove of Pinot Noirs. STEELHEAD PINOT NOIR 2016 from North Coast, California is my top pick for best Pinot Noir, from this event. The flavor is full. Think black raspberry, pomegranate, and bing cherries, with earthiness and …

Wente Morning Fog

After the 3rd worst storm in Memphis history since Elvis (the storm, not the rock n’ roller), hundreds of thousands of residents were left without power. And, of course, this would happen during my visit. We ventured to find an open restaurant – J. Alexander’s Redlands Grill, where they served a fantastic Chardonnay with hints …

Melanin

I was introduced to this gem by a dear friend who had a bottle on hand. THE CHARLES WINE COMPANY’S MELANIN PINOT NOIR is a complex, medium bodied wine with dark cherry, boysenberry, and blackberry flavors, with a touch of mocha. Crafted from grapes in the  Lodi Central Valley, the perfect climate for varietals. This family-owned, …