Posts Tagged Maddalena

San Antonio Winery: A Hidden Gem in Downtown Los Angeles

By Glen Frederiksen The greater Los Angeles area, also called “the Southland,” is the second largest major metropolitan area in the United States. Today, it is nothing but houses, businesses, and skyscrapers jammed together in a... Read more

2009 San Antonio Winery ‘Limited Reserve Red,’ Paso Robles

This limited, 95th anniversary bottling is a proprietary mix of Bordeaux and Rhone varietals, selected from highly acclaimed Paso Robles vineyards by Maddalena Brands. And it’s a big mouthful of red — lots of dark berry fruits, with notes of... Read more

NV Stella Rosa ‘Stellaberry,’ Italy

Take a sweet Moscato wine that is a perennial best-seller, add a bit of natural berry flavors, and what do you have? A crowd-pleaser, that’s what. The sweet nose shows lots of strawberry and raspberry flavor, which follows through in the mouth.... Read more

2009 Windstream Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands

Pretty aromas of sweet dark cherry and raspberry mix with light notes of vanilla and woodspice in this delightful wine from Maddalena Brands. The forward fruit is quintessensial California Pinot — in other words, yummy! MSRP: $30 (April... Read more

2011 Windstream Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands

The cool climate of the Santa Lucia Highlands allows Chardonnay to develop along Burgundian lines. This bottling from Maddalena Brands shows complex aromas and flavors of ripe pear, green apple, honey and bright shadings of spiced oak and butter.... Read more

2010 Maddalena Chardonnay, Monterey County

Crisp and fruity, this wine has lots of character, from citrus and apple to tropical fruit aromas and flavors. A small percentage of the juice sees oak barrels for aging — just enough to round out the sharper acid edges. Year in and year out, a... Read more

2003 Maddalena Chardonnay, Central Coast

Pretty spiced pear fruit with a note of butter. Light and balanced. MSRP: $8.99 (March 2006) Wine Lines rating: 89 Group:... Read more

2002 Maddalena Merlot, Central Coast

A pretty wine, with sweet red berry fruit, cinnamon, nutmeg and some candied cherry notes. Some earthy tannins poke through at the finish. MSRP: $9.99 (March 2005) Wine Lines rating: 85 Group:... Read more