March 26, 2020

Twenty Rows North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

California’s North Coast – also known as the Redwood Empire – is an area between San Francisco Bay and the Oregon border, including Mendocino, Humboldt, and Del Norte counties. The winery[...]
March 12, 2020

Bacchus Pinot Noir Ginger’s Cuvee 2018: Mmmm Mmmm Good!

This is not a high-end, refined Pinot Noir that one tries to explain with multiple metaphors and similes. It’s uncomplicated, but hardly monotonous.[...]
February 5, 2020

Nonvintage Fermi Bohigas Brut Reserva

I needed a few bottles of sparkling wine to be ready for any celebration that might be called for (LOOK! IT’S A DAY!), so I did some research. I wanted something really[...]
January 23, 2020

2015 Petra Toscana Zingari

“Super Tuscan” is the name given to Tuscan wines that include juice made from non-Tuscan varietals like Sangiovese, the grape that’s used in Chiantis and[...]
December 10, 2019

2015 E. Guigal Cotes du Rhone

A Wine Enthusiast review sums up my feelings! “Ripe but restrained, fruity yet elegant, this richly concentrated red offers[...]
December 4, 2019

2017 Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon

You may recall that I reviewed a Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc from this winery, and I exclaimed at how good both were for truly a pittance. Well, welcome back to Pittanceville.[...]
November 21, 2019

2018 Zorzal Pinot Noir Terroir Unico

Pinot Noir this good should be selling for at least $30 and up; $40 and up when it’s from California or Oregon. But this wine [...]
November 2, 2019

Castello Romitorio Il Toro: A Magnificent Quaff

I learned about this wine from a review by Monica Larner, a Robert Parker's Wine Advocate stalwart who reviews Italian wine. Here’s what she had to say: [...]
November 2, 2019

No Tariff on Scaia Corvina

This is just a marvelous wine, made with the Corvina grape, a principal element of Amarone and Valpolicella wines. Someone with a much more sensitive nose [...]