Andrew Will Winery 2007 Two Blondes Vineyard

Figs and cassis meld with coffee and campfire notes, along with a strong impression of Herbes de Provence. The midpalate brings in fresher red fruits, and serious oak-influenced flavors of chocolate and allspice. The finish rolls on and on, bringing more pleasure than anyone could expect from a glass of wine.

M. Sorrel 2005 Crozes-Hermitage Blanc

In the Rhone Valley, the reds get all the attention and the lion’s share of love. But fans of the region’s whites know that they are every bit as wonderful as the reds, and often rather surprising to boot. What makes this one a standout is its vintage...