Wine Reviews

Not Typical

Not Typical

Le Clos de Caveau Vacqueyras Le Carmin Brillant2007Current price: about $23 We're Vacqueyras fans, so we were happy to find this bottle recently at…

Frosty

Frosty

Hermann Wiemer Frost Cuvée2008Current price: about $12 In early May we visited the Finger Lakes of upstate New York, part of the group attending…

Ventoux

Ventoux

Domaine de Fenouillet Ventoux Rosé2009Current price: about $13 (with case discount we paid $10) I love rosé, and I love the southern Rhône, so…

Well Born

Well Born

Bonny Doon Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Bien Nacido Syrah2007Current price: about $40 (as club members we paid $34) This wine is deep ruby red…

Toasted

Toasted

Windy Oaks Estate One-Acre Estate Chardonnay2007Current price: about $38 We received two bottles of this about a year ago. We opened the first right…

Duly Noted

Duly Noted

Gaia Estate Notios White2008Current price: about $15 We opened this southern Greek white to honor of the arrival in the U.S. of a friend…

O Grinho

O Grinho

Bonny Doon Vineyard Vinho Grinho2009Current price: about $20 (as club members we paid $17) Made from 56% Portuguese loureiro grapes and 44% Spanish albariño,…

Sympathique

Sympathique

Domaine de la Jaufrette Vacqueyras 2001Current price: about $16 Lying back once again into the Rhône's liquid embrace. This wine is so inky black…

At Our Fingertips

At Our Fingertips

We just returned from a long weekend in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Over the course of two and a half…

Tasting Green

Tasting Green

Höpler Grüner Veltliner2008Current price: about $17 Pale greenish gold, the nose is fresh like grass or new-cut hay. On the palate I get gooseberries,…

Red Pepper

Red Pepper

Château Beauchêne Côtes du Rhône Villages   "Les Charmes" 2007Current price: about $15 Youthful and tight, but fun, too, with lots of good, sharp structure….

But Not Least

But Not Least

Zeta Alicante Monastrell2006Current price: about $12 Deep barn red with a slightly purple undercast. The nose is floral and spicy, with pepper and sage…