Red Wines

Tinged, Not Tainted

Tinged, Not Tainted

Navarro Vineyards Anderson Valley Deep End Blend Pinot Noir 2008 13.8% ABV | Price: about $36 “Dear Navarro Friend,” the letter began, “We need…

Enfants de la Patrie

Enfants de la Patrie

Domaine des Varinelles, Famille Daheuiller Saumur-Champigny 2006 13.5% ABV | Price: about $25 It’s Bastille Day, so a good time to think about my…

Interestingness

Interestingness

Damilano Barolo "Lecinquevigne "200414% ABV | Current price: about $36 Nebbiolo grapes from five eponymous vineyards go into this wine. It's young for a…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Success

Success

We recently enjoyed a 2007 Ridge Sonoma County Zinfandel, so much so that when I found @RidgeLS on Twitter, I clicked through to their…

Rough Day Smoothed

Rough Day Smoothed

Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot2005Current price: about $25 (half-bottle) I had a particularly rough day last Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, my husband brought…

Red, Green

Red, Green

Domaine Fouassier Sancerre L'étourneau2005Current price: about $26 This wine is 100% pinot noir, which one might guess from its color and ringing clarity. But it…