Even More Bears

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the winery. Even though I wasn’t making food that went very well with this wine, I was really in the mood for a Pinot. So I plucked the 2009 Sean Minot 4 Bears Carneros Pinot Noir from the basement. It clocked in at 14.5% alcohol by […]

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More Bears

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Sean Minor Wines. I’m afraid a box of wine from Sean Minor got lost in my basement. We had a bit of a problem in the basement when our hot water heater let go and things got shifted around and buried. I finally have time to […]

Lots of Bears

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Sean Minor Wines The current vintage of this wine is a 2009. Somehow this 2007 got a little lost in my basement. But that’s okay, we still enjoyed it! Especially since it’s a Pinot that retails for under $15 and stays true to the Pinot Noir […]

Back to Bears

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Sean Minor Wines. The UPS and Fed Ex trucks come to my door with alarming regularity.  Almost always it’s a surprise as to what they will be bringing.  I personally order anywhere from 20-30 shipments of wine a year myself….but during the fall and the spring, […]

How Many Bears? Four!

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Sean Minor Winery. I like the story behind this wine.  It’s named 4 Bears in honor of the four children of the owners.  I had a chance to taste the Cabernet Sauvignon back at the Wine Blogger Conference last October and was quite impressed with the […]

Buttered Popcorn

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Sean Minor Winery. As you may have noticed, this is the third in a series of reviews of the Sean Minor 4 Bears line.  These wines are all intended to be value-priced and oriented, and overall, they deliver quality and typical varietal characteristics for the price […]

Smarter than the Average Bear

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from 4 Bears Winery. I couldn’t resist a Yogi Bear reference with this wine since it’s from 4 Bears Winery.  I tried to work in a pic-a-nic basket reference, but had trouble figuring one out other than suggesting you drop a bottle of this wine in your […]

Hi Nice to Meet You. Hi Nice to Meet You. Hi…

The first “all hands” event of the recent Wine Blogger Conference became fondly known as “speed dating.” The concept: Each participating winery got to pour one wine for each table. They had 5 minutes to tell us about it and let us taste it, then they had to move on to the next table. This […]

Chardonnay with a Cause

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the winery. I have a soft spot for wine with a cause, I must admit. And this one comes with the face of a particularly cute puppy adopted by the family that makes the wine. The wine also bears his name, Baron Cooper.  I’ve written about […]

Chardonnay with a Cause

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the winery. I have a soft spot for wine with a cause, I must admit. And this one comes with the face of a particularly cute puppy adopted by the family that makes the wine. The wine also bears his name, Baron Cooper.  I’ve written about […]