December 17, 2020

2018 Pendulum Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Spectator wines rated 90 to 94 points are “Outstanding: A wine of superior character and style.” Wine Spectator rated this wine – a Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington’s Columbia Valley – 91 points. One retailer’s review: [...]
December 10, 2020

2017 D’Angelo Sacravite Aglianico Rosso igp Basilicata Italy

This wine is not available in substantial supply. If you’d like to try a bottle, do it now! If you think you might want more than a bottle, do it immediately! It’s a big, hearty wine you should decant for a few hours before quaffing. [...]
December 3, 2020

2016 Carlos Moro Rioja Oinoz Tempranillo Crianza

Rioja is an amazing, Spanish wine region. Most of the wines are made from grapes sourced from multiple vineyards. (Rioja boasts 15,000 grape growers but only 640 wineries.) Carlos Moro established [...]
November 26, 2020

2016 Tenet Syrah The Pundit

I’ve been getting this wine for the last ten years or so. It is always good and surprisingly inexpensive. The 2016 version is no exception. Wine guru Jeb Dunnuck awarded it 91 points, noting that it [...]
November 21, 2020

2014 Bergevin Lane She-Devil Syrah

Here’s the one professional review I was able to find: “This holds a pleasant tension between Syrah’s depth of fruit and its spicier tendencies, with scents of anise, black pepper and lavender. It lingers on silky dark-plum flavors, with [...]
November 13, 2020

2016 Ronan by Clinet

$2,000 a bottle; $3,000 a bottle. Prices like that are not that common for a great bottle of Bordeaux, but they’re not unusual. Common: A bottle like the 2016 La Tour Figeac, rated 91 points by a top reviewer and available for $50 a bottle. [...
November 5, 2020

2017 Chateau Saint Roch Kerbuccio Maury Sec Rouge

Jeb Dunnick (jebdunnuck.com) is one of the world’s better-known and most-trusted wine critics. Here’s what he has to say about the 2017 Chateau Saint Roch Kerbuccio Maury Sec Rouge: [...]
October 27, 2020

Viña Jaraba “Reserva” 2014

This outstanding Spanish red is composed of 70% Tempranillo, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Merlot. The varietals are fermented separately in cement tanks and then blended and aged in a combination of [...]
October 26, 2020

A Big, Yummy Cab Sauv Not from Napa, If That Matters

Concha y Toro 2018 Serie Riberas Gran Reserva Ribera del Tinguiririca Cabernet Sauvignon is a big, delicious cab; the kind of wine you can serve with quality assurance to accompany a dinner at home or at a BYO resto [...]