Wine Reviews

Latest reviews by Meg Houston Maker
2011 Ridge Vineyards Zinfandel Carmichael Ranch Sonoma County

A sweetly fresh-berried Zinfandel

2013 Y. Rousseau Merlot Pépé Cavedale Vineyard Moon Mountain District Sonoma County

Youthful Merlot grown at high elevation

2015 Dry Creek Vineyard Zinfandel Heritage Vines Sonoma County

Concentrated blend of old (and renewed) vines

2015 Tenuta Sant’Antonio Scaia Garganega-Chardonnay Delle Venezie

Substantial white blend mixing native and international grapes

2015 Whitehall Lane Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

Relaxed, friendly, and calming

2014 Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County

Terrific value-priced California Cabernet

2012 Simonsig Family Vineyards Chenin Blanc Avec Chêne Stellenbosch

Age has treated this wine well

2016 Dry Creek Vineyard Dry Chenin Blanc Clarksburg

Fully dry but lush and tropical

2016 Dry Creek Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Dry Creek Valley

Highly perfumed but with the heft of tropical fruits

2015 Angeline Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Reserve Sonoma County

Balanced: both ripe and cooling

2016 Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough

Effusively tropical, herbaceous, citric, et cetera

2014 Bodegas y Viñedos Luna Beberide Finca la Cuesta Bierzo

Refreshing varietal Mencía from old vines, great for tapas

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