Twitter: A week in review for 2008-12-21

  • Back from Trader Joe’s in Milwaukee. All wines cost at least a $1 more. Different selection to, too long to describe here. Maybe a post… #
  • Long travel week ended in WI. Snowed in, once it thaws anxious to hit Trader Joe’s in Milwaukee to check out wine prices and selection… #
  • Cheapest Pinot by the glass last night $22. That’s like 5 bottles of wine at Trader Joe’s… #
  • Finally, the Top 10 Wines of November 2008. Perhaps a budget Christmas shopping list for winos… #
  • Fifth, 03 Alderbrook Old Vine Zinfandel (tjs, $8) Get it if you see it. Easily passes for a $20 bottle. See why–> #
  • Fourth,TJ’s Captain’s Catch ($6) Catch is same producer makes this & the TBD red for a buck less. Lots of fruit but of the manufactured type #
  • Third, 06 Terrenal Malbec (tjs, $4). The Cab is better. This seems manufactured. Missing the fruit and smokiness one expects from Malbec #
  • Second, 2006 Newman’s Own Chard. Appears to be connected to Joel Gott via Three Thieves. For $10 nice fruit, not too much barrel butter… #
  • First, the 2004 Giacomo Borgogno Barbera d’Alba (K&L, $7). Tight, sour and forgettable. Hope the other 3 bottles I have show better! #
  • everyone ready for some rapid fire updates? I 5 bottles open and am leaving for the holidays tomorrow so time to record my last thoughts… #
  • 8 for 8, the Pancake Cellars Big Day White (tjs, $5) has been posted. 12th bottle. #
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4 thoughts on “Twitter: A week in review for 2008-12-21

  1. Jason, Just happened to have a chance to have a a nice rib eye meal with both the 2006 Malbec and 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon from Terrazas de los Andes being seved.(I don’t think you identified what year TdlA Malbec you tasted in your recent twitter). Nevertheless, the TdlA cab seemed to be, hands down, 5 to 10 times more pleasing than the malbec to me, with the cab presenting persistent aromas and flavors of black currant, blue fruit and lemon. To each his own. Both priced at $7.99 locally here at Bevmo in Irvine. Both wines appear to be unfiltered. Cab lovers, I think, would find the cab to be a real steal, IMHO

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