February 16, 2024

2019 Ironstone Petite Sirah

This is a big, juicy, yummy wine. As described by Wine Enthusiast reviewer Jim Gordon, “A seductive, spicy complexity lifts this full-bodied and richly saturated wine. It shows alluring aromas of cinnamon and cedar followed by deep blackberry and blueberry flavors and lush, melted tannins. [...]
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 [...]
December 18, 2023

2017 Bent Press California Cabernet Sauvignon

Top wine reviewers can’t review every wine they receive for tasting. Sometimes some really good bargains go unheralded. So far, the only heralding done for this one has been by Invino, one of the few places to buy it. Vivono noted, “Bent Press’ story begins with three Sonoma families setting out to create their very first ‘home’ wine. Three men were sent [...]
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 [...]