Petra 2008 “Ebo” Val di Cornia Suvereto Rosso

The Tuscan coast has become a hotbed of luxury wines in the past decade. This is the motherland of the so-called Super Tuscans that have captured the American imagination. Petra is one of the rising stars  of this unabashedly modern wine region. This bottling, like...

Heras Cordón 2005 Rioja Reserva

  Winemaking in Rioja has a contradictory vein: winemakers tend to use classic techniques and grape varietals to make modern wines. Heras Cordon is a relatively new winery in Rioja Alta, being a few generations old. They use old-school concrete tanks for...

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....