Weekend Wine Reviews #6

Hell N Back

Pacific Edge 2006, Hell “N” Back Zinfandel, $8.99. Again another wine bought for the name alone. We found it to have notes of berry, pepper and with a medium body. This was an okay wine, nothing to get ecstatic about, but at $8.99 a pop, we’d buy it again.

Cold Water Creek

Cold Water Creek, 2007 Chardonnay, Napa Valley, $9.99. We say: pear, melon, butterscotch, soft, light, creamy. Buy again: definitely!

Conte Priola

Conte Priola, Pinot Grigio Veneto, Italy, $6.99. They say: aromas and flavors of lemon, apples, and tangerine. Light bodied and crisp. We say: Very light, weak, watery, with a hint of lemon. Buy again: no.


Cline Viognier, 2007, California, $10.30. They say: loaded with peaches, apricots, floral and citrus notes. We say: citrus, floral, peachy, smooth, creamy, excellent!!! Buy again: definitely!!

There you have it, cheap wines for cheap people. Is that offensive? Okay, how about, inexpensive wines for frugal people.

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  1. says

    cheap wine for cheap people

    I’m not offended at all:)

    - and just to put prices in perspective, in my province we are so heavily taxed on spirits, that the absolute cheapest wine I could probably buy at the Liquor Store would be 10.99, and that is most likely one on sale. No bottles of wine under $10.

  2. says

    My cousin got married at Cline Cellars. It was so beautiful, and the wines excellent. Say Pam, if you have time stop by my blog to see photos and food. I think you would enjoy it.
    It was on Nov. 5 of last year. I don’t want to leave a link, I think that is kinda spamy.
    Lori Lynn

  3. says

    I’ll gladly have a glass of that Cold Water Creek Chardonnay! I know zip about wine, so these reviews are quite helpful. If I ever need wine, I usually just as the wine steward at our grocery store for help. Now, I will be able to actually go look for something! Now I need to find something to toast to! :-)

  4. says

    Frugal sounds so much nicer than cheap lol. I feel like it is assumed that cheap people have money to spend but don’t want to spend it, whereas frugal people have very little money and are thus careful about how they spend it. Very different!

    I really like the sound of that Cold Water Creek!

  5. says

    Have been enjoying your reviews. I make note of a few and look for them when I want to try something new. Cold Creek gets added today.