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Palate Pleasing: Murrieta’s Well The Spur

2013 Murrieta’s Well The Spur Red, Livermore Valley, California Winemaker Robbie Meyer concocts a superlative blend each vintage for ‘The Spur’. (more…)

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A Bordeaux Blend from Washington State: Mercer Cavalie

2012 Mercer Estates Reserve Cavalie Red Blend, Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington Bordeaux blends from Washington State are some of the most exciting wines coming out of the Northwest today. This one from Mercer is a good example of why those wines are getting the attention they deserve. (more…)

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Undeniable Richness: Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California I hate to admit it but way too many years have passed since I’ve tasted the Sequoia Grove wines. This winery’s history started in 1979 when Sequoia Grove was founded by Jim Allen. (more…)

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A New Venture from Elk Cove: Pike Road

2015 Pike Road Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, Oregon Pike Road is a new venture from Elk Cove, the eponymous Willamette Valley winery run by Adam Campbell. The wine is a good representation of the great value Oregon Pinot Gris can be. (more…)

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Texturally Inviting: Mercer Sharp Sisters Red Blend

2013 Mercer Sharp Sisters Red Blend, Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley, Washington This 47% Merlot, 41% Syrah blend has 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% each of Sangiovese and Petit Verdot completing the package. That combination produces a wine that is soft, supple, and a joy to consume. (more…)

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Two Delicious Greek Wines: Domaine Gerovassiliou

Ktima Gerovassiliou is a 153 acre vineyard located near the city of Thessaloniki, a Greek port city on the Thermaic Gulf of the Aegean Sea. (more…)

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