Here is a list of wines I've written a Tasting Notes post on listed by their rating. Keep in mind that this is my personal taste and mine only. Wine likes and dislikes are subjective, which is what makes the wine world so awesome! Each wine is linked to its respective Tasting Notes post where I do my best to describe each wine. If what I am describing appeals to you, give it a go regardless of how many bunches I give it!

  • Four Bunches - This wine is a definite addition to my cellar! WOW!
  • Three Bunches - This wine was enjoyable and I'd get a bottle again.
  • Two Bunches - Repeat purchase? Likely not. Depends on what else is around.
  • One Bunch - I would not get this bottle again.

Four Bunches

  • Sparkling - Schramsberg Brut Rosé - North Coast, CA - $35-40+, Grocery Store - Dough, strawberry, citrus
  • Sparkling - Underwood The Bubbles - Oregon - $6.99 (375 mL can), Whole Foods - Citrus, fine bubbles, refreshing
  • Chardonnay - Ramey - Russian River Valley, CA - $33.99, Total Wine - Apple, stone fruit, medium body
  • Rosé - Domaine Mousset, 2015 - Cotes du Rhone, France - $12.99, Total Wine - Strawberry, fruity, refreshing
  • Pinot Noir - Piazza Del Dotto, 2012 - Sonoma Coast, CA - $38, Wine shop - Raspberry, vanilla, masculine, amazing
  • Pinot Noir - Samuel Roberts Winery Vintner's Reserve, 2015 - Willamette Valley, OR - $14.99, Total Wine - Cherry, cranberry, cinnamon
  • Carignan - Seghesio - $30, Weekly Tasting - Raspberry, spice, something earthy
  • Merlot - Trefethen, 2012 - Napa Valley, CA - $27.99, Wine Shop - Dark fruit, velvety, mocha
  • Red Blend - Phantom by Bogle Vineyards - California - $15.99+, Total Wine and Trader Joe's seasonally - Black fruit, spice, vanilla, delicious
  • Malbec - Black Cabra, 2012 - Mendoza, Argentina, $10+, Wine shop - Blackberry, light pepper, easy drinking, an every day favorite
  • Cabernet Sauvignon - Palmaz, 2010 - Napa Valley, CA - $100+, Winery - Dark red fruits, smooth, delicious
  • Zinfandel - Gnarly Head - Lodi, California - $8.99, Grocery store - Dark red cherry, plum, pepper, a hint of vanilla, new favorite
  • Grenache - Honoro Vera - Calatayud, Spain - $7.99, Total Wine - Red berries, spice, easy drinking, great value - Four bunches

Three Bunches

  • Sparkling - Juvé y Camps Brut Rosé - Penedes, Spain - $14.99, Whole Foods - Strawberry, cherry, biscuit
  • Pinot Grigio - Ecaana - delle Venezie, Italy - $10.99, Whole Foods - Crisp, apple, citrus, refreshing
  • Pinot Gris - Acrobat, 2015 - Oregon - $14.99, Whole Foods - Peach, pineapple, creamy texture, balanced acidity
  • Grüner Veltliner - Winzer Krems, 2014 - Kremstal, Austria - $13.99, Total Wine - Crisp, lemon, citrus, acidic, refreshing, the wine of spring!
  • Picpoul de Pinet - Hugues Beauvignac, 2014 - Languedoc-Roussillon, France - $11.99, Total Wine - Refreshing, citrus, lime, minerals 
  • Sauvignon Blanc - Governors Bay, 2014 - Marlborough NZ - $11.99, Total Wine - Citrus, gooseberry, crisp
  • Sauvignon Blanc - Starborough, 2016 - Marlborough NZ - $10.99, Grocery Store - Grapefruit, grass, crisp
  • Sauvignon Blanc - Greyrock, 2016 - Marlborough NZ - $14.99, Total Wine - Grapefuit, green pepper, less acidic
  • Riesling - Höpler - Austria - $19.99, Wine shop - Dry, apple, lemon, peach, refreshing 
  • Riesling - Albrecht, 2014 - Alsace, France - $18.99, Total Wine - Dry, apple, floral 
  • Riesling - Anne de K, 2012 - Alsace, France - $14.99, Total Wine - Dry, apple, pear, honey 
  • Chardonnay - Olema by Amici Cellars - Sonoma CA - $15.99, Total Wine - Apple, pear, a hint of butter, light oak, balanced
  • Chardonnay - Domaine Chatelain Petit Chablis - Burgundy, France - $19.99, Total Wine - Crisp, unoaked, apple, lemon 
  • Pinot Noir - La Crema, 2013 - Willamette Valley, OR - $24, Restaurant - Cherry, cranberry, earthy, light
  • Pinot Noir - Reference Point, 2014 - Willamette Valley OR - $24.99, Wine shop - A heavier feminine style, red berry, raspberry, cola
  • Pinot Noir - Cardwell Hill Cellars, 2011 - Willamette Valley OR - $30 - Fuller in body, ripe red berry, hint of sourness
  • Pinot Noir - Planet Oregon, 2014 - Willamette Valley, OR - $20, Restaurant - Cherry cola, berry, a little light
  • Beaujolais (Gamay) - Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages - Beaujolais, France - $9.97, Total Wine/Grocery Stores - Fruit forward, red berries, acidic
  • Grenache - Joel Gott - California - $14.99, Whole Foods - Medium body, raspberry, plum, smoke
  • Merlot - Queen of Hearts - Santa Barbara County, CA - $12.99, Fresh Market -  Blackberry, jam, tannin
  • Red Blend - Ancient Peaks Renegade, 2013 - Paso Robles, CA - $24, Restaurant - Black fruit, spice, vanilla, bold 
  • Cabernet Sauvignon - Motto Wines - California - $7.99+, Grocery store and local restaurant - Vanilla, smooth, plum, little tannin
  • Cabernet Sauvignon - Happy Camper - California - $8.99 - Fruit forward, cherry, hint of pepper. Screwtop, good for every day
  • Shiraz - Wild Oats, 2012 - Central Ranges NSW, Australia - $14.99, Grocery store - Good flavor, berry, pepper
  • Other Red - Da Vinci Chianti - Chianti, Italy - $12.99, Total Wine/Grocery Stores - Plum, cherry, raspberry, clove, pepper
  • Tempranillo - Valserrano Crianza - Rioja, Spain - $16.99, Total Wine - Dark red fruit, spice, food friendly

Two Bunches

  • Chardonnay - Domaine Chenevieres Chablis - Burgundy, France - $19.99, Total Wine - Medium body, apricot, peaches 
  • Rosé - my Essential Rosé, 2015 - Provence, France - $11/glass or about $15/bottle retail, Local restaurant - Strawberry, crisp, hint of banana
  • Pinot Noir - Cloud Break, 2014 - California - $8.99, Total Wine - Red fruit, light body, tart
  • Pinot Noir - Ropiteau, 2016 - France - $9.95, Total Wine - Tart cherry, thin
  • Red Blend - Ruby Sky, 2012 - Washington State - $9.99, Grocery store - Fruit forward, blueberry, little tannin
  • Red Blend - 14 Hands Stampede, 2014 - Columbia Valley, WA - $11.99, Grocery store - Cherry, vanilla, cola
  • Red Blend - Kitchen Sink, Red Table Wine - California - $9.99, Total Wine - Good for price point, red fruit, medium body
  • Red Blend - 19 Crimes, 2016 - South Eastern Australia - $8.99, Widely Available - Black fruit, vanilla
  • Cabernet Sauvignon - Carson Ridge - Paso Robles, CA - $11.99, Total Wine - Fruit pie, low tannin, medium body
  • Beaujolais (Gamay) - Chateau de Deduits Fleurie - Beaujolais, France - $19.99, Total Wine - Raspberry, acidic, tart

One Bunch

  • Riesling - Bonterra - California - $12.99, Grocery store - Sweet, apricot, petrol
  • Pinot Noir - Coelho Winery Atracao, 2012 - Willamette Valley OR - $21.99 - Cherry, cranberry, cedar, jammy
  • Malbec - Tilia Wines - Mendoza, Argentina - $11.99, Grocery store - Not my favorite, plum, smoke
  • Shiraz - Penfolds Koonunga Hill - South Australia - $13.99, Grocery store - Blueberry, blackberry, low tannin
  • Cabernet Sauvignon - Carnivor - California - $10.99, Total Wine - Vanilla, blackberry jam, over-oaked - One bunch