Category Archives: Wine Review

Customer Pick: 2015 Tether Red Blend

There are a lot of reasons to buy wine… It could be for a gift, to celebrate a special occasion, for a party, re-stocking after said party, or to just enjoy with a weeknight meal. But perhaps one of the most unique reasons we’ve had a customer give for buying wine was to celebrate space […]

#3 Wine of the Year – 2015 Peirson Meyer Chardonnay Sophia’s Vineyard

Wine Spectrum Top 100  #3 Wine of 2018 2015 Peirson Meyer Chardonnay Sophia’s Vineyard Chardonnay |  Russian River|  Wine Spectrum 96 | Buy Here Robbie Meyer and Alan Peirson met while they were both working at the esteemed Peter Michael Winery.  Alan was the estate manager there and Robbie was the winemaker.  They are now producing some […]

7 Fun Wines from this Week’s Tastings…

2011 No Girls ‘La Placiencia Vineyard’ Syrah, Walla Walla Valley Wine Spectrum 95+, Wine Advocate 95: In the same mold, with the buzzwords being finesse and elegance, the 2011 Syrah La Paciencia Vineyard offers textbook pepper, olive tapenade, smoke and crunchy berry fruits in its medium to full-bodied, seamless and beautifully textured profile. Showing impressive complexity and already […]

What a great week!

This is one of those weeks where you have to pinch yourself when you work here. We tasted an Italian superstar, one of the smalled and most exclusive wines produced in California, and a favorite producer of ours (Parador). What a fantastic way to make a living. 🙂   2013 Oakville Winegrowers ‘Oakville Cuvee’ Cabernet […]

Lucky Number 7

7 Great wines from this week’s tastings! 2012 Tamber Bey ‘Estate’ Cabernet Sauvignon  |  Oakville  |  ORDER NOW Wine Spectrum 95+ The 2012 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon delivers a rich, sweet nose, with ample stone fruit (plum) and an undertone of mashed strawberry up front, followed by layers of dry herbs, cocoa powder, black licorice and […]

Araujo and Bevan highlight this week’s tastings.

2013 Araujo ‘Altagracia Estate’ Cabernet Sauvignon  |  Napa Valley Wine Spectrum 96: At first, the nose reveals rose petal notes with a hint of peony, then it opens up with blackcurrant, dark cherry aromas and a pinch of licorice. The mouthfeel is unctuous and succulent with a savory black fruit sustained by tight tannins and a finish […]