Hubert Veneau 2011 Pouilly Fume

  The way to not sell to an American is by telling him that a wine is served to politicians. We especially (and by “We” I mean us in general) don’t want to hear that is was served to the French Parliament.  This is something you learn very...

Kumeu River Estate 2006 Chardonnay, New Zealand

The aromas and flavors of chalk, lemongrass, and honeysuckle scream out White Burgundy. Chablis, even. Pretty notes of exotic fruit rounds out the profile. A lovely wine that shows character and style with just the right amount of charming...

Pinot Noir Review: Saxon Brown 2008 Pinot Noir Durell Hayfield

A Pinot Noir Review. Beautiful and luxurious in the glass. Aromas of red cherry and espresso bolt out with nary a swirl. Soon after, there is an exquisite moment of flavor when dark and bright cherry flavors mingle with porcini mushroom and milled flowers. The full...

Kawarau 2006 Pinot Noir Reserve

Sourced from one of the oldest blocks of Pinot Noir in the Central Otago region, this bottle is a very good example of what New Zealand can do. The winemaker, Dean Shaw, is known for his non-interventionist winemaking. This bottle is a decent example of the minimalist...