Martin Ranch

Martin RanchJ. D. Hurley Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Clara Valley2003 For Christmas last year, Meg gave Steve a wine club membership to Martin Ranch Winery,…

Bright, Fruity, Fun

Dehesa de RubialesAlaia Vino de Tierra de Castilla y León2004 In its fourth day (on nitrogen) and still tastes great. Bright and full of…

Better With Age

PerrinChâteau de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape 1993 Steve bought a few bottles of this wine about ten years ago and cellared it. We opened it expecting…

Open That Bottle Night (OTBN)

Moccagatta Barbaresco Cole2004 For this year's Open That Bottle Night we pulled the cork on a Barbaresco we'd purchased recently from Gary's Wines. We…

“Ripe Tannins”

Simi WineryAlexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon2005 This wine has plenty of fruit, and the tannins are forward but not aggressively so. We get flavors of…

Like Drinking a Tree

Ross Estate Barossa Valley Shiraz 2001 This is our second bottle of Ross Estate’s ’01 Shiraz. We were impressed the first time by the…