January 15, 2020

Brut Crémant de Loire Montfort NV

This is an absolutely delish sparkling wine, made in France’s Loire Valley, using traditional Champagne-production techniques. According to[...]
January 9, 2020

2016 Guigal Cotes du Rhone Blanc

This is an absolutely delicious white wine; the kind of wine even inveterate red-wine lovers can enjoy, even in the winter (although more likely in the spring and[...]
January 2, 2020

2015 Juan Gil (silver label)

I’ve been drinking this wine for years. While some years are better than others, of course, the 2015 represents a genuine break from the past. This juice is absolutely delicious.[...]
December 10, 2019

2017 Saint Cosme Cotes-du-Rhone

I love this wine! Year after year, it’s a bargain superstar from the Rhone, composed of 100% Syrah. The 2017 maintains tradition. As summed up by [...]
December 10, 2019

2015 E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone

A Wine Enthusiast review sums up my feelings! “Ripe but restrained, fruity yet elegant, this richly concentrated red offers[...]
December 10, 2019

2016 Domaine Lafage Narassa

This is a delightfully easy-drinking wine from Lafage, a Rousillon, France vintner who has become known for delivering phenomenally high-quality wines for low – ridiculously low in some cases – prices.[...]
December 4, 2019

2017 Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon

You may recall that I reviewed a Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc from this winery, and I exclaimed at how good both were for truly a pittance. Well, welcome back to Pittanceville.[...]
November 30, 2019

Substance Cs 2017: We’ve Said It before

I reviewed the 2015 or 2016 (I have both in my cellar). Now, the 2017 vintage of Charles Smith’s Substance Cc Cabernet Sauvignon has arrived and the highly regarded Jeb Dunnuck had this to say: [...]
November 21, 2019

2018 Zorzal Pinot Noir Terroir Unico

Pinot Noir this good should be selling for at least $30 and up; $40 and up when it’s from California or Oregon. But this wine [...]