Category: Merlot

August 11th, 2010 by admin

I finally got a date with Chicago’s new wine on the scene, Apothic Red.  Vanilla notes with soft cocoa flavors that were complimented by sweet berries.  For all those first dates, it’s seriously a great wine selection.  It had character with every sip.  For the price, I highly recommend it for everyday wine.

Note:  I found it $2.00 cheaper at Binny’s compared to the $10.99 at Whole Foods in Chicago.


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May 22nd, 2010 by admin

Anata Banderas - a10

Cheers to you Antonio Banderas!  Anta a10 is wonderful.

From the moment I could sniff the wine glass, I was impressed and my only thought was, “please don’t disappoint on the delivery”. Oh what a surprise! The wine delivered and had a long French oak finish. Full of character and flavor. I highly recommend the Anta a10 blend! I still need to try the others.

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November 7th, 2009 by admin

November 7, 2009 Weekly Wine Pick – Ménage à Trois Red

1. Category: Lusty
2. Wine Type: Zinfandel, Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon
3. Country: USA – California
4. Price: $8.99
5. Notes: Three lusty grapes play well together to create a mouthful of juicy flavors. This sassy wine has hints of blackberry, smooth cocoa middle, and a satin finish.  This wine will NOT tease, but please you with a happy ending.

Ménage à Trois - Red Blend

Ménage à Trois - Red Blend

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October 6th, 2009 by admin

BlendOctober 5, 2009 Weekly Wine Pick – Promisqous

1. Category: Promisqous
2. Wine Type: Blend (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, and Zinfandel)
3. Country: USA – Cal
4. Price: $10
5. Notes: I’ve recently been seduced by a promiscuous blend of grapes… basking in the playfulness of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, and Zinfandel, I’m all in for the tasty ride with a touch of coffee and oak lingering in your mouth. Promiscuity never tasted so good! Enjoy and as the wine maker states on the bottle, “practice safe sipping”.

Posted in < $15, Cabernet Sauvignon, Featured, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel Tagged with: ,

September 8th, 2009 by admin

September 7, 2009 Weekly Wine Pick – Murphy’s Law

  1. Category:  Vibrant
  2. Wine Type:  Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Sangiovese
  3. Country:  USA – Washington StateMurphy's Law - Red Blend
  4. Price: $12.99
  5. Notes:  There is beauty in ciaos, and it’s found in this particular blend of grapes that the maker so eloquently put it…”Here’s to making a disaster of a wine.”  Somehow they have managed to make a great tasting wine that makes your taste buds crave more.  Here’s to great tasting ciaos!


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August 10th, 2009 by admin

McManis - Merlot

July 20, 2009 Weekly Wine Pick – McManis

  1. Category:  Smooth
  2. Wine Type:  Merlot
  3. Country:  USA – California
  4. Price: $11
  5. Description:  French Oak aging, ripe dark red fruits, loganberry and blackberry.  I found a bouquet of toasted oak with hints of chocolate aromas.  This wine had a great long finish and went down all to smooth.

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