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Baja Med Comes to Whole Food

DiningDiva Jul 27, 2013 08:13 AM

The Hillcrest WF is having a ¡Taste Baja! weekend with wineries from the Valle de Guadalupe and most of the big name Baja chefs at the store.

11-4 today and 12-5 tomorrow. They will be sampling and talking about their wines and products.

Here's their FB page with the flyer - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Whole-...

So, if you're not up for crossing the border, but want to see what the big deal is all about, Whole Foods is giving you that opportunity :-)

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  1. Fake Name Jul 27, 2013 08:56 AM

    Bought a bottle of VenaCava there yesterday.

    $32

    Ouch. Great wine, but....

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    1. re: Fake Name
      DiningDiva Jul 27, 2013 01:44 PM

      Baja wines do tend to be pricey on both sides of the border.

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        DoctorChow Jul 27, 2013 02:29 PM

        San Diego Wine Co. has an L.A. Cetto zin for $6.99. I bought a bottle a couple weeks ago when I was restocking, but haven't tried it yet. I had a memorable bottle from that vinyard some time ago but it was a reserva privada nebbiolo. I bought it at the vinyard and don't recall the price.

        1. re: DoctorChow
          DiningDiva Jul 27, 2013 03:51 PM

          I've found L.A. Cetto hit or miss. Some are very good others just so-so. $6.99 for their Zin is a very good price, it's usually around $10-$13 when I see it around town.

          My 2 favorite wines from the Valle right now are:

          Pagano from La Lomita, which is a 100% Grenache
          Amado IV from Viñas Garza, which is, IIRC, correctly

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            DoctorChow Jul 27, 2013 05:23 PM

            I've also had wonderful wines from Baron Balche, Mogor-Badan, and Chateau Camou, but I'm pretty sure the ones I liked were closer to $20 -- at the vinyards. The good ones do tend to be pricey, like you said, so it'll be interesting to see what the $6.99 L.A. Cetto is like. In general, IMO, the wines from Guadalupe Valley are a lot better than many people realize.

            1. re: DoctorChow
              DiningDiva Jul 27, 2013 07:43 PM

              Agreed. There ate good & not so good wines coming out of the Valle. I am not a big fan of Monte Xanic, but their dessert wine (and olive oil) are really nice. Like the Chassle from el Mogor

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      oerdin Jul 27, 2013 11:42 PM

      I'm mainly going there to try Mariscos La Gerrerences but am looking forward to what ever else I can find.

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