Wine & Health through the Ages: A Medical Wine Knowledge Article

This wine knowledge article written by Keith Wallace of the Wine School was originally published by HealthFocus International in December, 2008 . HealthFocus is a marketing research and consulting firm specializing in consumer health & nutrition trends. Wine must...

Landmark Vineyards 2011 “Grand Detour” Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

First of all, kudos to Landmark Vineyards for the awesome update to their labeling. It’s a great leap backward, and I mean that in the best way possible. This is a bittersweet vintage for Landmark. It was the year the winery was sold to Fiji Water for an...

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...

Frank Family 2010 Rutherford Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

If you are a grape junkie looking to score some top-grade Napa Cabernet, this is a bottle that will ease your pain. If you haven’t experienced something like this before, allow me to offer a bit of an explanation. The high-end world of Napa Cabs is a place unto...

Starmont 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Here we have a wine from the second label of Napa Valley’s Merryvale Vineyard.   Frequently called out by Wine Spectator, their cabernets are deluxe in a way only Napa Cabs can be.  And you’ll typically pay around $100 for the privilege. This is not one of...