California

Distinctly Liminal

Distinctly Liminal

St. Supéry Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 13.9% ABV | Price: about $30* This Cab’s a deep inky red—on the purple side despite its…

Solo Grenache

Solo Grenache

Bonny Doon Vineyard Ca’ del Solo Grenache Blanc 2009 13.4% ABV | Price: about $25* Pale gold with an iridescent pink cast that reminds…

Clean

Clean

Jordan Vineyard and Winery Cabernet Sauvignon “Alexander Valley” 2006 13.5% ABV | Price: about $52* Brilliant ruby red, this wine smells like rare meat,…

Red Earth

Red Earth

Domaine de la Terre Rouge Syrah “Les Côtes de L’Ouest” 2006 14.5% ABV | Price: about $21.50 Despite having been harvested four years ago,…

Pagani

Pagani

Ridge Vineyards Pagani Ranch California Zinfandel 2008 15.0% ABV | Price: about $35 This wine is 85% zinfandel, 10% alicante bouschet, 3% petite sirah,…

Remember The

Remember The

Bonny Doon Vineyard Alamo Creek Syrah 2007 13.3% ABV | Price: about $35* A meaty, gamey Syrah with a bewitching nose of voilets and…

Schooling

Schooling

Scholium Project Marcher sur la Lune 2008 15.0% ABV | Price: about $32 A bright gold wine made from verdelho grapes. It smells earthy,…

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…

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…

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,…

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…