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About myredwineguys

My red wine guys, Jim and Rich, have been drinking and comparing red wines together for the last 10 years. We drink reds exclusively (except for champagne during New Year’s Eve celebration's or special occasions). In our search to find the best red wine for the buck, we are constantly buying and drinking a variety of reds. Frequently, we see many of our favorite reds increase in price (making them impractical to buy and consume with the dismal economy). This motivates us to try and compare lesser known reds from a variety of wineries. We are constantly telling our friends where to buy and save on these great reds. One weekend over a bottle of red wine (of course), we decided to share our recommendations with the world via a blog (with the support of our wives who really think this is another way for us to drink more red wine). We are going to be making road trips up the coast and sharing our opinions on some great California Reds. Jim is a retired Navy Senior Chief now working as a Navy Technical Rep. His world travels have given him the opportunity to taste wines on different continents. He finds himself often comparing them to his favorite region – Napa Valley’s Oakville/Rutherford districts that produce some of the world’s best Cabernet Sauvignon's. Richard is a musician who grew up in Santa Maria with a family rich with red wine tradition. According to the family legends, his grandfather used to make wine out of grapefruit when grapes were not available. He grew up drinking and making wine with his father and other Italian families in the central coast, long before there were grape vines in the area. In fact, the reason his family located to California was to make wine! Thank you for visiting our site! We hope you enjoy a glass of exceptional red wine soon!

2016 Silverado GEO Cabernet Sauvingnon

We opened up this Napa 2016 Silverado GEO Cabernet Sauvignon to kick-off the weekend. This single vineyard Coombsville Cab comes from Mount George Vineyard at the base of Mount George volcano. It is called GEO – Greek for “Earth” and … Continue reading

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2016 GEHRICKE Cabernet Sauvignon

We opened something new last night that we haven’t tried before — a 2016 Gehricke Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County. When we pulled the cork and saw wine crystals that are a result of potassium or calcium and … Continue reading

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2015 Trinchero Red Wine

2015 Trinchero Forte, a Bordeaux style blend from Trinchero Napa Valley just north of St Helena on Hwy 29. This blend of Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot was perfect for watching the Sunday sunset by our fire pit. … Continue reading

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2018 Acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon

We decided to spend Friday Eve with a nice ribeye and filet mignon, roasted brussel sprouts, accompanied by a Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon from Acclaimed – another QPR wine from Costco!  For under $20, this wine really paired well with the … Continue reading

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2019 Malbec – Kirkland Signature

QPR alert! This Malbec from the Argentina Mendoza region is aged 12 months in French oak!  What a steal at under $10!  We were truly shocked by the quality of this deep purple color gem with aromas of dark cherries, … Continue reading

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Stardust Wines 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

Have you heard of Stardust wines? Perhaps you have heard of Michael Dellar?  He is a restaurateur whose restaurants have earned Michelin Stars and James Beard Awards. Along with Mort Friedkin, a real estate developer of extraordinary properties,  Michael Dellar … Continue reading

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Port Wine Cheesecake

March 6 is National Cheesecake Day and who says you can’t include wine? Try making this perfect port wine cheesecake. The light flavors of the cheese blend perfectly with the rich flavors of the port wine. Here’s the recipe. Port … Continue reading

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Barrage Cellars Syrah 2014

Have you tasted the “Secret Weapon” from Barrage Cellars?  This “BOLD” Syrah from Boushey Vineyards in Yakima Valley, Washington will make you the James Bond of the wine world!  Plums, blackberries, blueberries aromas with that inky violet color, wow, what … Continue reading

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Shafer Winery and Vineyards Visit

Set against the backdrop of Stags Leap Palisades lays Shafer Vineyards established by John Shafer in 1973 and is now in the guiding hands of his son, Doug Shafer.  We visited their new tasting room that looks down on the … Continue reading

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Grgich Hills Estate Merlot 2015

On our last trip to Napa Valley, we were invited to Grgich Hills during their celebration of the “Judgement in Paris 1976” when Miljenko “Mike” Grgich shocked the world with his crafted 1973 Chardonnay from Chateau Montelena that beat the … Continue reading

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