Wine Finds

A list of wines recommended by group members.

  • Robert Mondavi Private Selection 2006 Meritage
    It is a blend of 72% Cab, 10% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, 7% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Franc.

  • Sangiovese 2004 Luna Vineyard Napa Valley
    Fruity, very dark color.  Full flavor.

  • Leapfrögmilch  $14  Leap Frog Vineyard -- Napa Valley
    Sweet almond and floral aromas, with hints of spicy apple and creamy apricot. Flavors are lively and balance crisp acidity with succulent fruit. 60-year old Riesling vines and Chardonnay.  [Link]


  • Gnarly -- Red Zinfandel   (eighty year old vines)
    HyVee- Fremont $12.
    The older Zin vineyards in California were planted before the use of modern trellising techniques and were "head pruned", meaning the shoots that eventually produce the grapes grow directly out of the head of the trunk. The resulting vines look more like a bush than the normally well-manicured rows of neatly trained along posts and wires – and they do have "Gnarly Heads".

  • Conundrum  Reserve   2003 California Blended White Wine
    recommended by NKAB     Suggested retail price  $24

    We had this wine at a great little restaurant downtown Little Rock, Arkansas with fish and seafood pasta. It's a semi dry wine with very fresh and fruity characteristics with many levels of of delightful tastes. 
    As many as sixty distinctive lots of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon, Viognier and Muscat are blend to make this wine.

  • Lava Cap Syrah 2000  Reserve   El Dorado California
    Spirit World  $20
    Lava Cap winery and vineyards are located in El Dorado County, high in the foothills of the magnificent Sierra Nevada.

  • Beringer  Chenin Blanc   [label]
    California        recommended by NKAB
    Generally about $5 a bottle
    We often serve this with our Leek & Brie Appetizer Pizza made with leeks, brie cheese, walnuts, lime and green pepper corns.  (Some times we drink Gins & Tonics with Brie Pizza too.)
    Aromas and flavors of ripe apricot, peaches and melon balanced by crisper notes of citrus from grapes grown in California's prime grape growing areas.