June 23, 2010
Wines picked for June 30 online tasting

Alrighty, if you haven't heard yet, I'm hosting an online wine tasting at 6 p.m. on June 30. You'll be able to join the fun via Twitter, Facebook and through, and we'll have more details soon. Let's first get to the wines we'll taste.

I scoured through our database of winning wines from the California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition, and picked three bottles that scored big, are affordable and can be found easily around the Sacramento area. So get your stemware ready and prepare to taste these three wines as a community:

2008 Bogle Riesling
Judges score: 98 points - double gold medal
Price: $9
Where to find it: Available widely at area grocery stores and the winery itself (

2008 Red Rock Malbec
Judges score: 98 points - double gold medal
Price: $12
Where to find it: Go to Red Rock's web site for a location near you.

2008 Gnarly Head California Cabernet Sauvignon

Judges score: 93 points - silver medal
Price: $10.99
Where to find it: Available widely at local grocery stores and bottle shops.

It'll soon be time for you to be the judge. I've also got some notable local wine personalities to join this virtual tasting, so stay tuned for more details. Cheers!

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