Sunday, May 28, 2017

Wine Review: 90+ Cellars Lot 126 Sancerre 2014

May is 90+ Cellars Month on TheWineStalker.net!

90+ Cellars Lot 126 Sancerre 2014

To learn about how 90+ Cellars finds their wine and everything else you want to know about the Boston based company, read A Brief History of 90+ Cellars!

After receiving samples from 90+ for these reviews, I randomly decided to add their Lot 126 to the mix (because I love it) and purchased it myself. However, this is their 2014 vintage and they're currently on the 2015. It is 100% Sauvignon Blanc from the Sancerre region of France's Loire Valley. If you bought it under the source label it would cost you $28, but as 90+ it'll normally cost you $21. At Luke's of Cape Cod we actually sell it for $17.

NOTE: In advance of moving to a new house and the arrival of a new baby, the reviews for March, April and May were all written in February and may be much quicker and to the point than you expect from this blog. Foolishness will return this summer.


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Wine Review: 90+ Cellars Lot 137 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2015

May is 90+ Cellars Month on TheWineStalker.net!

90+ Cellars Lot 137 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2015

To learn about how 90+ Cellars finds their wine and everything else you want to know about the Boston based company, read A Brief History of 90+ Cellars!

Oregon Pinot Noir! Isn't it lovely? Willamette, too. I mean, jeez, I don't think I've ever had a Willamette Pinot that I didn't like. And I've had plenty of Pinot from everywhere else that I didn't like. I gotta say that I'm digging the new label for this vintage; artsy and purple. The Lot 137 is 100% Pinot Noir and has an ABV of 14.1%.

NOTE: In advance of moving to a new house and the arrival of a new baby, the reviews for March, April and May were all written in February and may be much quicker and to the point than you expect from this blog. Foolishness will return this summer.


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Wine Review: 90+ Cellars Lot 130 Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2015

May is 90+ Cellars Month on TheWineStalker.net!

90+ Cellars Lot 130 Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2015

To learn about how 90+ Cellars finds their wine and everything else you want to know about the Boston based company, read A Brief History of 90+ Cellars!

So I have zero information on this wine that you would normally want from a Chardonnay, such as how much oak it saw, what kind of oak it saw, or how much malolactic fermentation it received. But everything I really need to know is summed up in three simple words: Russian River Chardonnay. What does that mean? It means that I'm probably going to fall in love with it.

NOTE: In advance of moving to a new house and the arrival of a new baby, the reviews for March, April and May were all written in February and may be much quicker and to the point than you expect from this blog. Foolishness will return this summer.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Wine Review: 90+ Cellars Lot 23 Mendoza Malbec 2015

May is 90+ Cellars Month on TheWineStalker.net!

90+ Cellars Lot 23 Mendoza Malbec 2015

To learn about how 90+ Cellars finds their wine and everything else you want to know about the Boston based company, read A Brief History of 90+ Cellars!

At Luke's of Cape Cod this Malbec sells like hotcakes, along with the Lot 2 Sauvignon Blanc. The Lot 23 Malbec is out of Argentina's famous Mendoza region and the vineyards are planted on the foothills of the Andes at over 3,000 feet above sea level. The wine sees a minimum of six months aging in French and American oak.

NOTE: In advance of moving to a new house and the arrival of a new baby, the reviews for March, April and May were all written in February and may be much quicker and to the point than you expect from this blog. Foolishness will return this summer.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Wine Review: 90+ Cellars Lot 2 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016

May is 90+ Cellars Month on TheWineStalker.net!

90+ Cellars Lot 2 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

To learn about how 90+ Cellars finds their wine and everything else you want to know about the Boston based company, read A Brief History of 90+ Cellars!

One of 90+ Cellars' top selling items is their Lot 2 Sauvignon Blanc out of Marlborough, New Zealand. There are rumors that it's a certain popular Sauvignon Blanc with a green label whom will remain unspoken, but I can tell you that it's not and I'm not sure why that rumor exists. The Lot 2 is much better than that rumored source label. Also, if you bought this wine under the source label it would cost you $16, while under 90+ Cellars it'll cost you $12.

NOTE: In advance of moving to a new house and the arrival of a new baby, the reviews for March, April and May were all written in February and may be much quicker and to the point than you expect from this blog. Foolishness will return this summer.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Wine Review: 90+ Cellars Lot 49 Sparkling Rosé


90+ Cellars Sparkling Rosé

To learn about how 90+ Cellars finds their wine and everything else you want to know about the Boston based company, read A Brief History of 90+ Cellars!

NOTE: In advance of moving to a new house and the arrival of a new baby, the reviews for March, April and May were all written in February and may be much quicker and to the point than you expect from this blog. Foolishness will return this summer.

This is the wine I'm the most excited about trying from 90+ Cellars this entire month. Sparkling rosé is something that I have a complete adoration for. I actually get excited and cheer "YYYEEEEEEEE!!!" while opening them like a kid on Christmas.

This one is from Trentino, Italy. If you bought it under the source label it would cost $18, but under 90+ it'll cost you $11. Let's go! YYYEEEEEEEE!!!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

A Brief History of 90+ Cellars - Wine Buyers in Boston

What if I told you to your face that you could purchase a $25 bottle of wine for $9 to $12? How about a $75 bottle of wine for $30? You'd probably call the cops because an uninvited strange man has suddenly appeared in your home, but suppose you got past that and listened to what I was saying. You'd either say I was crazy and to get the eff out, or you would ask me where you could sign up.

90+ Cellars sunglasses
Through 90+ Cellars these things are possible. This is what they do. That $25 bottle that you can get for $9 to $12 is their Lot 53 Cabernet Sauvignon from Mendoza, Argentina. This is one of the "lots" that they've been releasing with great success for years. That $75 bottle for $30 was their Lot 95 Super Cuvée 2012 out of Napa, California; a part of their Collection Series that features high end products on crazy deals just like that.

I've been a fan of 90+ since the very first time I tried their wines, which was probably soon after they were established. Hell, their famous orange sunglasses are my preferred facial accessory and optical protection from the solar intensity of the summer. They're so stylish and sturdy.

Because 90+ is so awesome, the entire month of May this year is dedicated to them and I'll be reviewing plenty of their wine. So let's go over how they came to be and how they're able to sell wine at such a great discounted price.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Wine Review: Lila Pinot Grigio

May is 90+ Cellars Month on TheWineStalker.net!

Wine Review: Lila Pinot Grigio

To learn about how 90+ Cellars finds their wine and everything else you want to know about the Boston based company, please read A Brief History of 90+ Cellars!

Lila is the non-vintage canned brand by Latitude Beverage, the parent company of 90+ Cellars. There are several different varietals, such as Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio. I do feel like I need to point out that if you had the Lila Sauvignon Blanc and it tasted like gasoline, that was because of a skunking issue from a canning error which has since been completely rectified. So I implore you to at least give it another shot.

That said, this is for the Pinot Grigio. It never saw that problem and it performs remarkably well during the promotional tastings that I've personally witnessed.

Monday, May 1, 2017

May Wine Pick: 90+ Cellars Lot 50 Prosecco Brut

This WINE PICK of the month was written for the Luke's of Cape Cod website.
May of 2017 is 90+ Cellars Month on TheWineStalker.net!

90+ Cellars Lot 50 Prosecco

Who says sparkling wine is just for celebrations? A cold Prosecco is a great wine for spring time! Fermented and secondary fermented (to create the bubbles) in enormous pressurized stainless steel tanks, Prosecco is crisper with brighter fruit than sparkling wine done in the traditional method.

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