Erna Schein 2006 Petite Sirah

California Wine Review A bruisingly fun and deeply rich wine from the Spring Mountain AVA in Napa Valley. It is also pleasantly bruising. Possibly even richly deep. Like all Petite Sirah, this isn’t a thinking man’s wine. It’s more of a NSFW video on...

Peachy Canyon 2008 Westside Zinfandel, Paso Robles

Paso Robles is a huge AVA, with over a half million acres of vines. Huge wineries like  J. Lohr, Treana, and Meridian dominate the region. However in the cooler hills on the westside of Paso, there are smaller treasures. Wineries like Tablas Creek Vineyard Terry Hoage...

Napa Review: Bridesmaid 2009 White

This Napa review is brought to you by the Wine School of Philadelphia and Bacchus Selections. Far too many white wines from Napa Valley don’t have the same level of sex appeal that the reds. That is not the problem here.  A classic Bordeaux blend of Sauvignon...

Elk Cove 2009 “Five Mountain Vineyard” Pinot Noir

Here is one for the Pinot geeks of the world.    Located in the Chehalem Mountains AVA, Five Mountain is one of the original Willamette Valley vineyards, dating back to 1978 and planted to early Pommard clones. Dark cherry, cola, and tar notes on the nose and palate....