Wine Reviews

Little Mars

Little Mars

Mas du SoleillaPetit Mars2006 This Coteaux du Languedoc AOC is 100% Syrah. It reaches up to you with a spicy, peppery nose suggesting violets…

Serpentine

Serpentine

Fèlsina BerardegnaI Sistri (Toscana IGT)2006 This 100% Chardonnay, unoaked, is pale greenish-gold, offering a bewitching nose of tulips, paperwhites, and warm stones. The first…

A Lovely Tocai Friulano

A Lovely Tocai Friulano

CantaruttiTocai Friulano Grave del Friuli2006 This lovely northern Italian is pale gold with a fresh, lightly floral nose. On the palate it's dry, with…

A Drouhin White

A Drouhin White

Joseph DrouhinPouilly-Fuissé2007 This white Burgundy smells of fresh linen and herbs. On the palate it's restrained, with lots of minerality, delivering a full Chardonnay…

A Brutish Rose

A Brutish Rose

SchramsbergMirabelle Brut RoséNonvintage This pale pinkish gold sparkler bubbles exuberantly when poured, making it a little coarse at first. Once the fizz subsides, it…

Straw and Hay

Straw and Hay

MoillardDomaine du Château d'Eau Syrah et Cinsault2008 This vin de pays d'Oc is deep gold-pink, like a jewel in a glass. It offers a…

William Hill Merlot 2005

William Hill Merlot 2005

William Hill EstateNapa Valley Merlot2005 This wine has a smoky, plummy nose with chocolate and sweet tobacco. On the palate it's earthy, with leather,…

Pull on Your Boots

Pull on Your Boots

KellermeisterBoots Barossa Grenache2007 This wine is bright purple, with a heady, peppery nose, redolent of carnation and chocolate. On the palate it's simple but…

Olive Oil From a Family Grove

Olive Oil From a Family Grove

Angela Hall was born in Rome, though her family has deep roots in Sabina, an agricultural region just outside the city. Angela lives in…

Markham Napa Valley Merlot

Markham Napa Valley Merlot

Markham VineyardsNapa Valley Merlot2005 This wine is deep purple, offering a nose of chocolate and earth. It's fulsome and not too tannic—just what we'd…

Acorn Alegría Rosato 2007

AcornAlegría Rosato Russian River Valley2007 This wine, made primarily of Sangiovese, is deep rosy pink with a lightly floral, slightly strawberry nose. Straight from…

Windy Oaks “Terra Narro”

Windy Oaks EstateSanta Cruz Mountains "Terra Narro" Pinot Noir2007 We love Windy Oaks. They make our favorite American Pinot, and we're even wine club…