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Sheldon Pinot Noir, Roma’s Vineyard

Sheldon Pinot Noir, Roma’s Vineyard

Sheldon WinesPinot Noir “Roma’s Vineyard” Anderson Valley201013.4% ABV | Price: about $45 (media sample) Roma’s Vineyard rolls along a ridge top overlooking Boonville, California,…

Stepping Stone by Cornerstone

Stepping Stone by Cornerstone

An interview with Cornerstone Cellars winemaker Jeff Keene, with tasting notes on the new Rocks! blends and Napa Valley Cabernet.

Edmunds St. John Bassetti Syrah

Edmunds St. John Bassetti Syrah

Edmunds St. JohnSyrah “Bassetti Vineyard” San Luis Obispo County200113.7% ABV | Price: about $45 Bassetti Vineyard, says winemaker Steve Edmunds, is an exceptional site….

Heart of Gold

Heart of Gold

Edmunds St. John Heart of Gold 2010 12.9% ABV | Price: about $20 This wine is a blend of 72% vermentino and 28% grenache…

Zing

Zing

Twisted Oak Grenache Blanc “Calaveras County” 2010 13.2% ABV | Price: about $24* This wine is 94% grenache blanc and 6% viognier. Only a…

Who Knew?

Who Knew?

Jordan Vineyard and Winery Chardonnay “Russian River Valley” 2008 13.5% ABV | Price: about $29* Pale soft yellow, with a beautiful, fresh green apple…

j.brix

j.brix

j.brix Rosé of Grenache “Uncontainable” 2010 13.0% ABV | Price: priceless Our friends Emily and Jody Towe made this wine in their garage. This…

Caliberico

Caliberico

Urbanite Cellars Verdelho “Caliberico” 2009 12.2% ABV | Price: about $15* The wine is a very pale gold and brilliantly clear with a faint…

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,…