September 1, 2022

2019 Tenuta Fanti ‘Poggio Torto’ Toscana IT

This is a really outstanding wine. James Suckling, who awarded it 92 points, wrote, “Plenty of blackberries and burnt orange peel with some thyme and sage. Medium to full body, light tannins and a fresh finish with good acidity. Drink or hold."[...]
August 23, 2022

2020 Anthony Road Reisling

Mark Squires, a top Wine Advocate reviewer for many years, gave this wine an enviable 90 points, noting that it “is unoaked but for 5% of the blend aged for five months in neutral French oak. The tiny amount [...]
August 2, 2022

2019 Knappstein Clare Valley Shiraz

You need to get a few bottles of this beauty for enjoyment with friends, neighbors, and – best of all – yourself! According to Wine Enthusiast magazine, “Ripe, fleshy blueberries[...]
July 22, 2022

2019 Strade di Toscana

This is an absolutely delicious red wine from Tuscany that can be categorized as a “Super Tuscan,” given its reliance on something other than Sangiovese: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah.[...]
July 3, 2022

2015 Mrs. Q Cabernet Sauvignon

This is a must-buy for summer sipping, parties, weddings . . . you name it! Big. Delicious. And highly rated. According to Wine Enthusiast, “Raven black, this wine is reticent on the nose[...]
May 12, 2022

Pioneiro – Vinho Regional Peninsula de Setubal Tinto 2018

I’ve lifted the following from the website of Chain Bridge Cellars, a McLean, VA retail store and online presence. See what you think. “Portugal’s wine fame rests on the light, fresh, whites of Vinho Verde and the darkly intense and powerful reds (both sweet and dry!) of the Douro Valley inland from Oporto. But value seekers know that Portugal’s dizzying variety of unfamiliar grape varietals [...]
May 3, 2022

2019 Morande Estate Reserve

This is another great red to buy by the case. Rated 90 points by Joaquín Hidalgo of Vinous Media, probably the most trusted of all wine-rating organizations “out there,” he had this to say [...]
April 21, 2022

Cruset Blanc de Blancs

From France, this fantastic sparkler just blew me away. I ordered a half-case and, after sharing two bottles, decided I had to get a case. According to The Tasting Panel (the most-widely circulated trade publication in the beverage industry), "Aromas of buttered pears and lemon chiffon lead off to a startlingly pretty sparkler. [...]
March 31, 2022

2017 Storypoint Cabernet Sauvignon

“This appealing and full-bodied wine is filled to the brim with plump, generous black-fruit and baking-spice flavors that are well-concentrated and wrapped in a blanket of fine-grained tannins. A new offering [...]