drinks like a Napa at a third of the price....."
"This is truly a wine that over delivers. This Cabernet drinks
like a Napa at a third of the price. A bouquet bursting with notes of dark
fruit. This packs vanilla-laced black-currant. The palate is soft and
dynamic, with good structure and complexity; all wrapped in tannins that
keep the flavors steady throughout. This is a big but balanced expression of
Cabernet that is ready to drink now."
Victor Doyle, General Manager, Pop's Wines & Spirits, September 2017
2015 Smith & Hook Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Coast, 750ml
$22.45 - Good Wine Stores
$20.20 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$17.95 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$202.05 - Pop's Case Price
say $32 (Wine Review Online) we say $24+ when bought by the case!
..... 93 points too!
"This is easily of the best Merlots of the vintage, at a good price for the
quality. This goes to show you that the Merlot grape when handled properly
can produce a wine full of sheer excitement."
Victor Doyle, General Manager, Pop's Wines & Spirits, September, 2017
“If you know where to look, and Swanson is certainly a good place to start,
Merlot from a good vintage is the best value in red wine from the Napa
Valley. In the land where Cabernet Sauvignon is king, Merlot often gets
either short shrift or tossed into a Bordeaux-style blend. Swanson has
always had a deft hand with Merlot and the 2013 vintage was stellar. Notes
of plum, dark cherry and cassis dominate, with a note of cedar and graphite
and firm but nicely integrated tannins. The finish shows a touch of oak
93 points, Wine Review Online, May, 2017
2013 Swanson Vineyards Merlot, Napa Valley, 750ml
$32.29 - Good Wine Stores
$29.00 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$25.83 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$290.61 - Pop's Case Price
“Nice to see a budget friendly Pinot Noir.....
..... in the mix of award winners. It's
long on sweet cherry and raspberry fruit, and the oak spice complements
things nicely. This would be a good solo glass, or a pairing partner for
simple meat dishes.”
A Platinum award winner at the 2017 Sommelier Challenge International Wine &
92 points, Wine Review Online, September, 2017
2015 Dreaming Tree Pinot Noir, California (Dave Matthews), 750ml
$17.45 - Good Wine Stores
$15.70 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$13.96 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$157.05 - Pop's Case Price
say $17.99 (Beverage Testing Institute) we say $12+ when bought by the case!
..... 92 points too!
“Dark deep purple color. Interesting, fruity aromas and flavors of vanilla
orange fudge, pistachio nougat, berry tart, and marinated olives with a
satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, appealing,
medium-length pencil shavings and cocoa-dusted roasted nuts finish with
well-integrated, crunchy tannins and light oak. A lively, layered malbec
that will be fun to pair with. Best Buy!” ($17.99)
92 points, Beverage Tasting Institute, October, 2016
2013 Antigal Uno Malbec, Mendoza Argentina, 750ml
$17.99 - Good Wine Stores
$15.16 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$13.48 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$151.65 - Pop's Case Price
A thoughtfully constructed peachy Chardonnay....."
"Light yellow straw color. Toasty aromas of lemon poppyseed muffin and
almond meal with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an intriguing, long
white peach, orgeat, and tangerine finish with light oak. A thoughtfully
constructed peachy Chardonnay."
93 points, Beverage Tasting Institute, March, 2017
2015 Esser Chardonnay, California, 750ml
$16.25 - Good Wine Stores
$14.62 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$13.00 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$146.25 - Pop's Case Price
Read this review.....
..... 91 points too!!
“Deep purple color. Fruity, attractive aromas and flavors of
blueberry and cherry pies a la mode and toffee with a silky, tangy, fruity
medium body and a sleek, refreshing, medium-long spiced oranges and apples,
vanilla toffee, and nutskin finish with fine, chewy tannins and light oak. A
silky, vibrantly fruity, crowd-pleasing red. Best Buy!”
91 points, Best Buy!, Beverage Tasting Institute, November, 2016
2014 Bogle Vineyards, Petite Sirah, California, 750ml
$13.79 - Good Wine Stores
$12.41 - Pop's Single Bottle Price
$11.03 - Pop's Mixed Case Price
$124.11 - Pop's Case Price