A wonderfully rich and open blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon plus Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot with 18 months in mostly new French oak. Rich, darkly fruited, and nicely spiced, this is big enough for a steak and smooth... Read More
A robust super-Tuscan blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, all aged 12 months in a melange of oak casks. Bold aromas of ripe cherry, beef, herb, chocolate and herb lead to a dry, nicely structured, palate of... Read More
Organic/Bio Just a really good, all-purpose, house red here with an easy-access screwtop closure and easy on the wallet savings price. The quality here is unsurprising, because the Jaume family consistently puts their name on... Read More
Always a great value Rhone red, the 2020 Ventoux les Gelinottes is a 50/50 blend of Grenache and Syrah that delivers a huge mouthful of ripe, rich, fruit. “Mouthfilling” understates the impact as the black raspberry/blackberry... Read More
Macedonia’s Xinomavro grape can be pretty firm and grippy, but here’s it’s tamed by time in new French oak. Big aromas and flavors of dark cherries, blackberries, orange peel and wild herbs flow beautifully across... Read More
One of the most consistently excellent wines in the Southern Rhone, in 2020 this soars to new heights. The balanced, soft, feel makes this too easy to drink now, but it will improve for 15 years with ease.
This is terrific, with dark, plummy, fruit and mocha notes building through a firm, dry, finish. Ready to go with lamb or beef roast now and just getting better with air or time in cellar. High-impact Tempranillo.
Lower ABV Absurdly delicious cool-climate, California, Syrah that delivers layers of savory complexity, whole cluster (50%) grip, and still has enough fruit to just drink sexy. Double 95 point reviews for the 2019 will be repreated... Read More
From the cooler vineyards of Eden Valley, this marries bold black fruit and savory, earthy, complexity with fresh feel and long, supple, finish. At this ripeness level (13.9%), Syrah has a bit in common with Tempranillo, including... Read More
Probably one of the finest value Cabs in the shop right now, this straight-ahead blend of mainly Cab plus dollops of Malbec and Merlot and a few drops of Muscat Canelli and Riesling really over-delivers. Dark chocolate, black... Read More
From the most famous of Alsace's Grand Cru vineyards, this is deliciously compelling Riesling for all kinds of food. On the nose and palate, it's noticeably mineral and fresh, with bright notes of lemon, lime, tangy peach... Read More
A stylish, balanced and very tasty Rioja made from 95% Tempranillo and 5% Garnacha and aged 12 months in used French and American oak cask. Smells great with ripe red raspberry at the core and accents of cured tobacco and cinnamon.... Read More
Just marvelous, this is the essence of what white Rioja should be. Elegant, pure, with just enough oak to add spice and texture while still letting the glorious fruit shine through. White Rioja for Burgundy drinkers, ready now... Read More
Here's a terrific bottle of Cabernet at a striking value price. It's mostly from The Cliffs Vineyard on the Columbia River in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA with around 10% fruit from Ancient Lakes. With 2% Petit Verdot and... Read More
A very old style of Barolo winemaking, this is 100% Nebbiolo that is pressed off when the fermentation is nearly done and then poured over the skins of Barbera left from that wine’s pressing. After a couple of hours, the... Read More
A hidden gem in Margaux, the property's name translates as sing to the moon, which is what Jose Sanfins was doing when he purchased this small plot of vines while promising to maintain them as a independent estate. It's... Read More
The best Bourgogne Rouge in the shop right now, one of the best we’ve found in years, and a terrific value to boot. Caroline Fyot and Alexia Russo worked in luxury products and finance in Paris before deciding to move to... Read More
In the heart of the Corbieres region and with 1,000 years of history behind it, Mattes-Sabran crafts wonderfully authentic and satisfying Languedoc wines. This is a great example from 100% Syrah, 20-50 year-old vines, and vineyards... Read More
Lower ABV Just straight-ahead, classic, bone dry, Melon de Bourgogne with a touch of amplitude and texture from time spent “sur lee” after fermentation. Granny Smith apple, green melon and lime zest aromas and flavors... Read More
An excellent take on old-fashioned Bordeaux, clean and fresh like a modern wine but also stylishly austere and restrained. The 30-50 year old Merlot (80%) and Cabernet Franc (20%) vines are mainly on clay/limestone soils but with... Read More
A classic “burger Bordeaux” built to make everyday sipping just a touch more special. It’s around 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet and delivers classic Bordeaux aromas and flavors of black and redcurrant fruit with... Read More
Organic/Bio Chateau Saint Cyrgues was built on the ruins of the Church of Saint-Cirice de Marge in 1654 near the mouth of the Rhone River. Today it's been updated with a modern winery and all organic farming - everything high-end... Read More
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