Lifted

Lifted

Bonny Doon Vineyard Paso Robles Viognier2009Current price: about $20 (as club members we paid $17) This wine is a pure, pale yellow, washed clean…

Bright

Bright

Ferrari-Carano Fumé Blanc2008Current price: about $14 Spring weather today, 68°F and sunny. My garlic's up, and one crocus—school bus yellow—popped open midday. It's time…

Turley and Friends

Turley and Friends

  Friends of ours, a couple who live nearby, belong to Turley's wine club. This is a rare privilege; Turley has a waiting list…

Unaffected

Unaffected

Trimbach Pinot Blanc2006Current price: about $12 Very light, with a slightly flowery nose, clear and clean. It drinks a little appley, almost like dry…

Success

Success

We recently enjoyed a 2007 Ridge Sonoma County Zinfandel, so much so that when I found @RidgeLS on Twitter, I clicked through to their…

Scholium

Scholium

Scholium Project Lost Slough Vineyards Gemella2007Current price: about $50 We gathered last night for braised beef and an array of powerful Turleys (on which…

Grenache Lessons

Grenache Lessons

Last week I joined the Rhône Rangers. This week they sent me an invitation to a tasting event, part of their Grand Tasting weekend…

Red, Green

Red, Green

Domaine Fouassier Sancerre L'étourneau2005Current price: about $26 This wine is 100% pinot noir, which one might guess from its color and ringing clarity. But it…