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Purely Paso: Vina Robles Estate Petite Sirah

2012 Vina Robles Estate Petite Sirah, Paso Robles, California With so many styles of Petite Sirah produced in dozens of wine regions, it’s amazing how many of those regions can produce unique wines of character that represent excellent value, distinct terroir and stay accurate to the varietal. (more…)

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Berrylicious Flavors: MacPhail Anderson Creek Pinot Noir

2012 MacPhail Anderson Creek Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley CA MacPhail Anderson Creek Pinot Noir: Fresh county fair candy apple coating wrapped in decomposing forest floor fauna are the combination of replicated aromas that leap from the glass of this fine elixir produced by James MacPhail, one of the most rock-solid winemakers producing exciting Pinot Noir […]

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Artist Series: Campo Viejo Tempranillo

Wine Review: 2010 Campo Viejo Tempranillo Reserva Rioja Artist Series The wines from Bodegas Campo Viejo have been a go to staple for quality and value in my home for decades. (more…)

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Soft & Polished: Galerie Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Review: 2012 Galerie Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley Sonoma County, California This is a clean, polished version of respectable Knights Valley fruit making the transition from pressed juice to enjoyable wine. (more…)

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2012 Edmeades Zinfandel

2012 Edmeades Zinfandel, Perli Vineyards, Mendocino County, California Edmeades has been setting the standards for California Zinfandel for decades. Winemaker Ben Salazar must have had the stars aligned for a fermentation of the most wonderful kind when he put this wine in the barrel. Huge and hulking with finesse like a runway model’s walk inside a […]

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Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan Bordeaux

2012 Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan Grand Vin De Bordeaux Somebody who works for Misa Imports in Dallas, Texas has a very fine palate. This mid-level Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan Bordeaux has stepped up in class the way a horse race handicapper describes a dark horse contingent competing for a slot. (more…)

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