Casa Lapostolle 2010 ”Cuvée Alexandre” Merlot

This is a delicious wine styled to be  both plush and pretty.  First is the rich ruby color with glass-staining extraction. Then the aromas of red berries and tarragon traced by a whiff of black pepper. The fruit keeps up the action on the palate, with plum and...

Chateau Moulin de Clotte 2010 Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux

Hmm. Seems like the chateau owner may be in a financial pickle. First, her bottlings from Chateau Ambe Tour Pourret showed up in the PLCB system at stark discounts. That was some great Bordeaux for the money, and was featured here a while ago. Now, this bottling from...

Mill Creek 2010 Merlot, Alexander Valley

There is no shame in not knowing Mill Creek Vineyards. It is easy to miss. This is a tiny, family-run operation covering 55 acres in Sonoma County. Its focus is on high quality wines, and has been since its founding in the 1960s. Jeremy Kreck is a third generation...

Chateau Ambe Tour Pourret 2010 Saint Emilion Grand Cru (Bordeaux, France)

A decadent bottle of right bank Bordeaux. This chateau is part of the budding Bordeaux empire of Françoise Lannoye and her husband, Philippe. They purchased their first property, Château Lanbersac, in Puisseguin in 2001. Since then, they have purchased and renovated...

Chateau Leon 2010 “Cuvee Prestige” Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux

Back in January 2013, I favorably reviewed the Chateau Carignan 2005 “Prima” Cotes de Bordeaux.  At the time, I had also tasted their regular un-Prima 2009  bottling. Like most wines I try, I opted to not review it: it was good, but not exceptional. Because of that, I...