Most popular wine reviews for 2010

2 01 2011

Happy new year!  Today we check out the most popular reviews for 2010 here at Wineguider wine reviews.  Getting right to it, these 3 reviews had the most views in 2010, by a sizeable margin:

  1. Hob Nob pinot noir
  2. Oyster Bay sauvignon blanc
  3. Mark West pinot noir 

Despite the raging, unprecedented popularity of the California chardonnay series, we have two pinot noirs and a sauvignon blanc — nice.  I like how pinot noir is sort of the new cab/merlot.  And though sauvignon blanc isn’t yet the new chardonnay, I can hope.  

It’s surprising that the no. 1 review for the year was a dis.  I admit that when I first tried Hob Nob in a nice bar, I thought it was a real winner.  I even gave it a second chance review, when I found it selling for significantly less, but still could not muster a recommendation. 

Which makes sense when you have the unbelievable Mark West pinot noir for only $9.  And don’t get me started on the Mark West Santa Lucia Highlands, which is just freaking unbelievable for around $15, or even less.

Of course, I wish the top 3 included some of my personal favorites (Pomelo, BolliniRosemount, Toasted HeadChilensis price drop alert, Domaine Serene, Lange, Zen of Zin, The Birdman, and the guest-review of Chateau Montet by That Girl), but you can’t have everything, can you?

As always, if you want me to review a wine, you can e-mail me at wineguider@gmail.com

Cheers and here’s looking forward to 2011!

-Wineguider

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Pomelo sauvignon blanc review – IT’S A SECRET

3 12 2010

This 2009 sauvignon blanc is from California and it costs — I don’t know.  I’ll Google it, and tell you at the end of the review.  (As usual, the price will be a big factor in whether I recommend it or not.)

HEY!   Sipping it for the first time, and it’s really nice.  Lemon, lime, floral tastes, organic, juicy, natural, a bit complex, a little bit sweet, and even a little minerally . . .  also a bit of that “green grass” taste that sauv. blancs deliver . . .  but overall, I can’t say enough good things about this white wine.  It’s not super clean or crisp, because it’s just so flavorful, and it has that slightly sweet undertone.   But it’s still very, very drinkable.

Full disclosure: I got this free.  (Which is why I have no idea what it costs.)  I received it from the folks at Mason Cellars, who are famous for their sauvignon blancs.  And I can see why.  This lovely white wine is FUN.  I want more of it, right now! 

OK, time to risk looking like a fool:  I’m going to GUESS what this wine costs.  Ummmm . . . I’ll say, . . . $18 — even though I’m thinking it could really be worth more. And the real cost is . . .

[Google search] . . .

HOLY COW IT’S TEN BUCKS!  What!??  Nice!!  BUYBUYBUYBUY!!  There you go — this wine is highly recommended.  Cheers!

Pomelo sauvignon blanc review