Vintage Wines – Wine Store and Wine Tastings

We had to cancel our trip to LA and decided to stay local. My wife mentioned that Vintage Wines (in San Diego) were offering a Spanish wine tasting (we love Spanish red wines!)  We were setup with 6 offerings from Spain – all red (YES): 2009 La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Reserva, 2010 Bodegas Lan Rioja Gran Reserva, 2011 La Rioja Alta Vina Arana Rioja Reserva, 2014 Marques de Murrieta Rioja Reserva, 2016 Bodegas El Nido Clio Jumilla and 2016 Alto Moncayo Veraton Garnacha Campo de Borja. All wines were nice, but our favorite was 2016 Bodegas El Nido Clio Jumilla (of course it’s        30% Cab!) 

After the tasting, we walked around the store to check-out the great selection of wines. Their prices will compete against any wine shop in town, even Costco! Of course, we walked out with a few bottles of awesome red wines!!

Vintage Wines is open 7 days a week. They offer a wine tasting for $10-$20 a person featuring a different variety every Saturday from 11-3:30. We will be back this Saturday, Feb. 23, for the Cabernet & Blends wine tasting! Be sure to bring your own snack pairings. You can check them out at and tell them, My Red Wine Guys sent you!

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!
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