Good wine

Oct. 17th, 2014 09:10 pm
lady_kishiria: (Drunk Teppy)
I endorse Gnarly Head's "Authentic Black". It's a red wine blend and it is super tasty. It was $8.99 at Sprouts, and I think I'll pick up some more bottles.
lady_kishiria: (Drunk Teppy)
There's a reason I keep going back to having a box of Almaden merlot or cab sauv in the house. I know what I'm going to get, and what that is is a solid tavola that will not scour my mouth with tannin, but still have a nice rounded taste of fruit even though it's not complex and amazing.

I've been trying bottled wines from states that aren't California, and being very disappointed. I tried a local Arizona vineyard, Pleasant Valley Winery, and I can only describe the product as "raisins gone bad". Another Arizona brand is Kokopelli. I've had one bottle that was all right, and another that was just disgusting and I threw it out. I am wondering if the bottles are shipped in too high a temperature.

Kudos, from Oregon, is one I had high hopes for, but while it didn't have a horrible sweet taste, it's thin.

My standbys are blends like Dancing Bull and Twisted Vine. I may have to concede to California as the producer and transporter of good wines.


Jun. 17th, 2014 09:20 pm
lady_kishiria: (Drunk Teppy)
This is kind of for my own reference, but everybody can benefit.

Arizona has a wine country. I'm not sure where it is, but unfortunately, my experience with Arizona wines has not been good at all. This is a bummer; I like to support my local industries whenever possible.

Good inexpensive non-local wine of the evening: Dancing Bull.

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