Month: November 2011

  • Ribera del Duero Milagrosa Milcampos Vinas Viegas 2008

    The third of three Robert Parker stars under $20 we had over a week.  91 points; the other two were 90 points.  But it underscores how ridiculous the point system is.  I am not against the point system per se, in the way Hugh Johnson has, in print, criticized its inherent irrelevance; the point system […]

  • Barahonda Tinto Barrica 2008

    Another in a trio of Robert Parker 90 point bottles under $20 Canadian we got a few weeks ago.  This is a luscious wine, a mix of monastrell and syrah, makes you envious the Spanish can produce such quality at such prices (this would be a $45 Okanagan wine easy) and it was every inch […]

  • Sabor Real Tempranillo 2006

    First, let’s address trying to source the 06 at a BC Liquor store.  Good luck.  You will probably find 08 or another vintage, even if the website states 06.  That’s the miraculous thing about our nanny-corporate-liquor overlords: They really can’t manage the most relevant database search string with any relevance to their consumer’s needs.  It’s […]