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 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 Sauvé 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 [...]
October 17, 2020

2015 Concrete Cabernet Sauvignon

This is a big, delightfully bold Cabernet Sauvignon from the ever-more-popular Lodi appellation. My own tasting tells me that the winery itself got it right with these comments: “This Cabernet Sauvignon has a beautiful [...]
October 1, 2020

2018 Cellier Des Dauphins Reserve Cotes Du Rhone

The producer is a cooperative of 13 large vintners. The wine is delicious; in fact, so delicious, that the UK’s Decanter magazine awarded it 97 points and a platinum medal. The review was [...]
September 18, 2020

La Petite Lune

James Suckling gave the 2016 La Petite Lune rouge 90 points, saying, “A bold, forward style, with plush, lightly mulled plum, boysenberry and açaí berry flavors pumping along, backed by light apple and anise accents that add detail through the finish. Big, but has the energy for balance. Best from [...]
September 3, 2020

2017 Domaine Guion Bourgueil “Cuvee Domaine”

This review from Wine Warehouse (in Charlottesville, VA) says it all: “It's hard to declare a winery as your favorite from a region like the Loire, with so many unique styles running the length of the river. [...]