Red Wines

Blood from Stones

Blood from Stones

Domaine le Sang des CaillouxCuvée Floureto2001 This beautiful Vacqueyras is still inky purple despite its age. When first poured it offers a sweaty funkiness,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Powers Merlot

Powers Winery Columbia Valley Merlot 2007 This Washington State Merlot is deep purple, almost inky, so we expected it to be vigorous. But it’s…

Nine Vines

Angove South AustraliaNine Vines Shiraz Viognier2007 Seeing this bottle on our shelves, a friend remarked, "Shiraz and Viognier. That's an odd combination, right?" Actually,…

Altesino Brunello di Montalcino

AltesinoBrunello di Montalcino 2001 (375 ml) This wine is brickish red, the color of a Hopper afternoon. The nose is heady and seductive, with…

Early Bloomer

Casa PortaWinemaker Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon/Carmenère2007 This Chilean wine is bright purplish-red and foams a little when it's swirled. Both signs indicate youth, so we…

Gattinara: Interesting, Once in a While

TravagliniGattinara2003 The town of Gattinara is in the north of Piedmont, almost in Switzerland, and its wine is made from nebbiolo grapes and packaged…

Acorn Zin on a Friday Night

Acorn Alegría Vineyards Zinfandel "Heritage Vines"2005 This wine is deep ruby, with a very interesting nose. It starts light, like blueberry, or maybe just…