My name is Jon and I started this site in 2012 as a personal wine review journal. It has grown into a place where thousands of people come for honest reviews of the wines you’ll find on today’s store shelves and restaurant menus. I’m humbled and excited that so many people find the site so useful!
I review popular wines and share my opinions so everyday wine consumers have an idea of what they might get when they buy. I usually try to include the price of the wine in the review.
Since wine tasting is fun to do, I sometimes get “tasting assistance” from friends, neighbors and family who also like wine. I include their opinions as well. Also, I encourage YOU the reader to share your opinions in the comments. Let’s make this the Honest Wine Reviews community. Cheers!!
Most Recent Reviews
From the Asti Winery, Sonoma County, California, this review is of Cellar No 8 Cabernet Sauvignon 2011. Cellar No 8 Cabernet Sauvignon is a red blend made up of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petite Sirah and 4% Cabernet Franc according to the wine's spec sheet. It's aged 13 months in American and … [Read More...]
From Sonoma, California, Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel is a blend of 75% Zinfandel, 16% Petite Sirah, 6% Syrah and 3% Mixed Blacks. According to the Ravenswood Winery, this Vintners Blend is aged 10 months in 100% French Oak, 35% new. Skin contact 7-10 days. For this review we tasted the 2011 … [Read More...]
Produced in Emilia Romagna, Italy, this review is of Riunite Wine. Specifically, Riunite Lambrusco. There was no year on the Riunite wine bottle. For this review, I enlisted help from a previous tasting assistant, "Big Al." He's helped before and his experience always makes for a better … [Read More...]
From the Ruffino estates in the Chianti Classico region, Ruffino Riserva Ducale Oro is an Italian Chianti. For this review, we tasted the 2008 vintage. Joining me were two close friends. We've each tasted several Chiantis before and we were looking forward to providing a very detailed review of … [Read More...]