Good fruit, well-made wines for the price!
Resident wine expert Sandra Silfven on all things vino
This has been a Noble Vines week. I have to tell you about this one too.
This popular supermarket brand jumps into one of the hottest categories on store shelves.
Geyser Peak’s new owner is re-energizing this historic Sonoma brand, which is a top seller at Michigan supermarket chains.
Bridlewood Estate Winery Blend 175 Central Coast 2010, $11-$15: All you have to do is lift a glass to your nose and inhale the explosion of raspberries, cherries, black pepper, chocolate and vanilla. In the mouth, it’s smooth and intense; tannins are supple, acidity gives it balance. It’s a blend of high-octane Syrah, Cabernet … Continue Reading →
Just in time for Michigan Wine Month, St. Julian is rolling out two new wines that are delicious, affordable and available — a trifecta for wine lovers! The new 2011 St. Julian Late Harvest Reserve Riesling, $12.99, in fact, is the total wine package I have been waiting to see in this state — a … Continue Reading →
Ghost Pines Red Blend California 2009, $18-$20. As the Red Blend category keeps growing, here’s a really delicious one — with a siren of cassis, dark cherry, and dark plum on the nose followed by a blast of blackberries, cherries, boysenberry jam, black pepper and black tea on the palate. Tannins are like velvet. … Continue Reading →
How much sweeter can business be for California’s Cupcake Vineyards? The selection of wines under this brand keeps growing, and popularity is soaring. Eric Novak, wine buyer for Hiller’s, says the brand has more momentum than any other in his stores. “I devote as much space to them as I can,” he said this week. … Continue Reading →