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...

Etude 2010 Chardonnay Estate Carneros

A Chardonnay Review A high styled wine that is intended as a luxury bottling. It upholds it’s mission, just not at the high price the winery intended (we can thank Pennsylvania’s LCB for that). This is a wine that embodies Walt Whitman’s line,“every moment...

Barone Ricasoli 2010 “Brolio” Chianti Classico

The Castello di Brolio (the castle of Brolio) has been in the Ricasoli family since the 12th Century. Two of the family’s top wines (they produce a  total of 11) are labeled as Brolio. The top luxury bottling is named “Castello di Brolio” which is...

Vezer 2007 La Salette

Rising from twin pads of blackberry and oak, this is a drunken philanthropist of a wine. It holds nothing back, offering up a wealth of jam, coconut, sweet cream, and vanilla.  There is nothing subtle or classic or intellectual about this wine, but it delivers exactly...

Tenuta di Biserno 2006 Coronato, Bolgheri

Olive and clove peek out of this lush glass staining Cabernet blend. A true super Tuscan, this has zero pretensions to terroir but a brilliant aptitude for deliciousness. A luxury bottling worth twice the price, if not three...