February 14, 2024

Vina Zarzal Garnacha 2024

The 2021 vintage of this beauty has not yet been reviewed. Here’s what Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate reviewer Luis Gutiérrez had to say about the 2020 version: “The incredibly young and juicy 2020 Garnacha was produced with grapes from different villages, Corella, Cintruénigo, Fitero and Lerga, hence a regional blend [...]
October 13, 2023

J. Lohr Paso Robles South Ridge Syrah 2021

A blend of 92% Syrah, 5% Grenache Noir, 1% Viognier, 1% Roussanne, and 1% Mourvèdre, this wine is totally off the charts. According to Wine Enthusiast’s Matt Ketterman, “This is a very satisfying Syrah for a rather stunning price. Lush and generous aromas of baked berry, hot spice cake and [...]
September 20, 2023

Petra Zingari 2018

I refresh my supply of this wine on an annual basis. It’s delicious and long-lasting. The 2019 has arrived, but the 2018 is readily available and at great prices. Retailing at $20, the wine can be had for as little as $12.99. James Suckling’s review is right on, in my opinion: “"A fresh, vivid red [...]