May 27, 2021

2016 Villa Malacari Rosso Conero 2016

Malarkey it’s not! In fact, this is an amazingly wonderful Italian wine that rated 92 points from Vinous Media critic Eric Guido, who had this to say: “The 2016 Malacari Rosso Conero explodes from the glass with a mix of ripe cherries and blueberries, complemented by [...]
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 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 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 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 [...]
February 15, 2021

2017 Requiem Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley Washington

I like this wine and I believe you will, too. It doesn’t announce itself with a cudgel so much as a calling card. It’s complex and sophisticated, and well worth the $19.99 that seems to be the most recent pricing. My advice: [...]
February 5, 2021

Cameron Hughes Lot 724

Most of Cameron Hughes’ offerings are labeled as “Lots,” as in (for my money) “lotsa taste and lotsa value,” and all the labels look uninspiringly the same. Ahhhh, but the wine! Fact: I am today drinking Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon I bought from “Cam” five years ago. [...]
January 7, 2021

2015 Meyer Family Cellars Syrah Yorkville Highlands

Chances are you know something about the Meyer family, assuming you’ve heard about or consumed a bottle of Silver Oak, the fabulous Cabernet Sauvignon wine created by Justin Meyer. The Meyers sold the Silver Oak label years ago, and started a new winery[...]