Di Majo Norante 2011 Ramitello

The Background Di Majo Norante is an Italian winery located in Molise, just off the Adriatic coast. The property dates back to 1859, and was the farm and vineyard of a local nobleman, the Marquis Norante.  The current owner, Alessio Di Majo, has been producing great...

Maquis 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchagua Valley

What do Chateau d’Yquem, Joseph Phelps, Leoville Las Cases, Champagne Roederer, and Dominus Estate have in common? They all share the same winemaking consultant,  Xavier Chone.  Originally hailing from Bordeaux, he is considered one of the world’s best living...

Cantina Firriato 2011 Quater Bianco

This is not the first time we have reviewed a [link id=”11146″ text=”Firriato wine”], and it probably won’t be the last. They bring classic Sicilian wines to the American market in a way that makes everyone happy. They use indigenous...

Bodegas La Magdalena 2011 “Sueno” Tempranillo

Ribera del Jucar is one of a dozen unknown yet exemplary wine regions in Spain. It’s an ancient wine region that was under vine during the Roman Empire. But it’s also one of the newest; it was only granted it’s Denominación de Origen in 2003. Before...

Domaine Forca Real 2011 “Mas de la Garrigue” Côtes du Roussillon-Villages

For a  hot moment in the late 90’s, France’s  Mediterranean vineyards were trendy, in particular the Languedoc-Roussillon. The good folks at Wine Spectator and Wine  Advocate couldn’t rate the wines high enough, new wineries were popping up every...