May 6, 2021

Morris Ranch Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2014 and 2015

I’ve found Last Bottle to be an excellent source of discounted wine. The price usually is about half the suggested retail, AND – when you buy (typically) six or more bottles – shipping is free. [...]
April 29, 2021

Mauro Molino DiMartina 2018

I hadn’t tasted this lovely Italian blend before, but the low price – probably accompanied by free shipping – made me want to give it a try. There was also the review by Wine Advocate critic Monica Larner, who is most definitely not known for “easy grading.” [...]
April 21, 2021

2018 Bollina Papios Rosso Terre Siciliane

The wine retailer, VinoMofo, commented that “The wine itself is a half-native, half-international blend – 25% Nero d’Avola, 25% Nerello Mascalese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot. The danger would be [...]
April 15, 2021

Santa Julia Reserva Mountain Blend Malbec (70%)-Cabernet Franc (30%) 2019

The winemaker’s description of the wine is actually pretty accurate: ” Red violet with good intensity. Complex nose with Malbec – a bouquet of plums, cherries & jam [...]
April 7, 2021

2016 Bodegas Izadi Rioja Reserva

Luis Gutiérrez, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate’s top reviewer of Spanish and South American wines, had this to say about the 2016 Izadi Reserva: “In the 2016 Reserva, I found very good freshness and balance and [...]
April 1, 2021

Borsao Garnacha 2019

A longtime favorite of mine, I was anxious to try a sip; that’s all I had time for. WOW! Delish. I kept it open overnight and, 20 hours later, poured a glass. WOWWOW!! Even better! Any reviews? You bet, with the lead review[...]
March 25, 2021

2017 Abandon Cabernet Sauvignon

The winemaker’s notes explain that “Abandon Cabernet Sauvignon sources fruit from vineyards within the Lake County AVA. This dynamic geological site was formed by ancient volcanic and tectonic [...]
March 10, 2021

2018 Chateau Croix D’Aumedes Cuvee Reserve

According to Decanter: “The vast Corbières zone in the Languedoc contains a little bit of everything, from classic warmth and generosity on the outskirts of Narbonne to wild mountain wines in the hinterland and concentrated, stony wines [...]
February 26, 2021

2017 Bodegas Ego Goru Gold

This wine is absolutely delicious. NOT “delicious for the price.” Delicious at any price which, when it’s rated 93 points by Wine Spectator, means a price of at least $30-$35. But wait! The wine will continue to evolve and improve in the bottle [...]