Wine Reviews

Insouciant

Brancott Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2006 I always wanted to get away with describing a wine as "insouciant." It's one of those preposterous words used…

What a Color

VinaveraRosé Napa Valley2005 This wine is deep pink, the color of tourmaline or rhodolite garnet. It smells like berries and straw and tastes like…

Grapefruit!

Mason CellarsPomelo Sauvignon Blanc2006 This pale gold wine has little of the green apple notes and none of the grassiness we associate with Sauvignon…

Youth’s Few Charms

Domaine les Grands BoisCuvée les Trois Soeurs Côtes du Rhône2006 This wine is deep cherry pink with no hint of the bricky red that…

Green Grass

VeramonteReserva Sauvignon Blanc, Cassablanca Valley2007 It's mud season in New Hampshire, but today we enjoyed streaming sun and 55 degrees, and our house warmed…

Before Its Time

Martin RanchThérèse Vineyards Petite Sirah2005 We opened this bottle two nights ago and were blown over by its aggressive tannins and forward style. We…

A Great Friday Night Wine

Hogue CellarsGenesis Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon2004 By Friday we're ready for something with a bit more heft than the normal stuff. This bottle fit…

Flaio

FlaioSalento Primitivo2006 A wonderful wine for the price. It's youthful, with a few raw edges, but overall it's extremely balanced, well-integrated, and, as Steve…

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…