Wine Reviews

Sheldon Pinot Noir, Roma’s Vineyard

Sheldon Pinot Noir, Roma’s Vineyard

Sheldon WinesPinot Noir “Roma’s Vineyard” Anderson Valley201013.4% ABV | Price: about $45 (media sample) Roma’s Vineyard rolls along a ridge top overlooking Boonville, California,…

Stepping Stone by Cornerstone

Stepping Stone by Cornerstone

An interview with Cornerstone Cellars winemaker Jeff Keene, with tasting notes on the new Rocks! blends and Napa Valley Cabernet.

Edmunds St. John Bassetti Syrah

Edmunds St. John Bassetti Syrah

Edmunds St. JohnSyrah “Bassetti Vineyard” San Luis Obispo County200113.7% ABV | Price: about $45 Bassetti Vineyard, says winemaker Steve Edmunds, is an exceptional site….

Party in a Box

Party in a Box

Ninety Plus Cellars Holiday Essentials Price: about $60* Wine sampler packs are a great way to buy wine—and to sell it. Customers usually pay…

Mulderbosch Steen

Mulderbosch Steen

MulderboschChenin Blanc Steen op Hout Wine of Origin Western Cape201113.5% ABV | Price: about $14* I've recently tasted some admirable—and affordable—Chenin Blanc from South…

Hope, Hunter

Hope, Hunter

What happens when a white wine languishes a little too long on the rack? You might be surprised.

Albariño, Salt

Albariño, Salt

Albariño and salt are made together, and made for each other.

Altri Italiani

Altri Italiani

I recently taught a class on Italian wine. My research, so called, took me on a clockwise virtual tasting tour of the boot of Italy,…

Due Italiani

Due Italiani

Cappella Sant’Andrea Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG 2010 12.5% ABV | Price: about $15* Neirano Brachetto d’Acqui DOCG NV 7% ABV | Price: about…

Lemberger

Lemberger

Grafen NeippergLemberger "Württemberg"200513% ABV | Price: about $15 Germans call this grape lemberger, but in Austria, where it's more widely planted, they call it…

Heart of Gold

Heart of Gold

Edmunds St. John Heart of Gold 2010 12.9% ABV | Price: about $20 This wine is a blend of 72% vermentino and 28% grenache…