Curtis Winery 2010 Heritage Cuvée

  I am not a fan of corporate wines. That is something[link id=”11269″ text=” most people in the wine trade”] know all too well. I am not a fan of large-scale wineries, even if they are run family-owned.  They don’t need my help in...

Hecht & Bannier 2010 Cotes du Roussillon Villages

This wine sports an inky hue with a perfume of dark fruit and orchid flowing easily out of the glass. The ripeness of the fruit is layered and soft as velvet.  Allspice and iron ore push into the mid-palate that soon opens into a bouquet fresh flowers. Olive tapenade...

Domaine De La Bastide Blanche 2009 Bandol

For sheer force of fruit and a delivery system of nitro-fueled tannin, nothing matches a Bandol. Creme de cassis, mocha, and sandalwood flavors are beautiful, and temper the argressiveness of this wine a bit. A finish of cigarettes, garrique and grilled meats turn...