Is Wine Overrated

Is Wine Overrated?

Actually the real question is are wine ratings overrated?  How many ratings and reviews do you see when you go into a store? Are there 9 gazillion different names with flashy scores screaming out at you?

Does it make any sense that every wine seems to have an 88 or better score? How is it possible that every wine could all be equally as good.

Well, I’d like to bust the myth that many consumers have that ratings are the be all to end to wine buying.

The good news is, that it’s OK to trust your palette, it’s OK to experiment with an inexpensive wine, it’s OK to experiment with a wine at twice the price you usually buy.

The key is for you, the consumer to go out and taste a whole lot more wines! Order that really odd sounding name on the wine list next time. Try it. It doesn’t really matter what the score is, it matters what you like!

I usually make the reference to how spicy some people like their food. Some people prefer mild spice, some people love the hottest sauce they can find. How could all of the those same people love the same wine? If you’re the type of person who adores Jalepeno Poppers, I probably wouldn’t suggest you try a delicate 95 point rated pinot noir!

Flavor is what matters, decide how bold you like the flavors and how delicate, and how wild you like them. Then I can suggest a great wine for YOU to drink.

What are your favorite flavors?

Great of Top 10 Napa Valley wines that should be better known

I love Steve Heimoff’s blogs.  He’s usually right on the money!

We’ll be starting our own ratings soon.  Stay tuned!


Wow! Great press on Summers and Goldschmidt wines

Goldschmidt Vineyards. Veteran winemaker (and Aussie) Nick Goldschmidt’s carefully crafted Cabernets rival the best of Napa Valley. But for some reason, they haven’t garnered the acclaim of competitors such as Staglin or Dalla Valle. Representative wine: 2006 Game Ranch “Plus” Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville; $150, 98 points.

Summers Estate. Calistoga-based Summers has been crafting terroir wines of distinction since at least the late 1990s. But the last 10 years have really shown the fruits of success, not just with Cabernet but with Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Charbono. Representative wine: 2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Calistoga; $50, 92 points.

The Wine Bitches are IN

Do you remember that Lucy cartoon with her sitting at a lemonade stand and Dr is IN sign up?

That’s what this website will be about.  We’re going to talk about wine, rate wines, review wines, bitch about wine, talk about all the great wine bitches out there and in general have some fun.

Are you a wine bitch?  Would you like to join us as we take a world tour though the vineyards of our minds from the depths of a wine glass?

Stay tuned…