Nov 172014
Giordano Chianti d.o.c.g. 2013, Tuscany, Italy, $15 (S) – Rating 91

Giordano Chianti d.o.c.g. 2013Very typical of this beautiful variety (Sangiovese) from an even more beautiful wine region. Aromas of cherry, dark chocolate and spice. A soft mouth-feel with defined tannins and balanced acidity. On the palate, flavors of black cherry, plum and pomegranate with plenty dark spice. Spice and chocolate in the finish. Buy This Wine


Nov 102014
Unti Vineyards Sangiovese 2011, Dry Creek Valley, CA, $40 – Rating 91

Unti Vineyards Sangiovese 2011Looking for a medium bodied red wine that has the versatility of Pinot Noir? This hillside Sangiovese fruit is blended with 5% Montepulciano. Aromas of smokey cherry and briar. A soft mouth-feel with supple tannins and balanced acidity. Black cherry, raspberry, spice and oaky vanilla dance on the palate. Buy This Wine


Apr 102014
papapietro perryPapapietro Perry Pinot Noir 2011, Nunes Vineyard, Russian River Valley, CA, $56 – Rating 92

An excellent Pinot Noir from a special vineyard. A deeply textured nose bursting with aromas of ripe cherry, spice and camp smoke. Medium-bodied with hints of jamminess, supple tannins and balanced acidity. Flavors of cherry, strawberry and raspberry with a touch of pepper and spice. Subtle notes of cola in the finish. Buy This Wine

Mar 202013
2010 Giordano Sangiovese i.g.t “Toscana Collection”  Tuscany, Italy, $12.50 (S) – Rating 90

Think summer afternoon with friends around the the BBQ and pool…this is the right wine. A nose of smokey cherry with undertones of spice and leather. Clean bright flavors of cherry and plum with a bit of raspberry with hints of espresso in the long finish. Medium bodied with moderate acidity and balanced tannins make for an excellent summer red. Buy This Wine

Mar 092013
2009 Martin Estate Bacchanal, A Napa Valley Red Wine, CA, $48 (S) – Rating 90

A big red blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot. The wine opens with aromas of dark cherry, plum and dark berries with notes of leather and cocoa. On the palate expect flavors of dark cherry, raspberry and plum with lots of dark spice and hints of white pepper. The tannins are well defined and notes of espresso add complexity to the finish. Buy This Wine