Schug Pinot Noir 2010 Carneros

Schug winery is a major player in Northern Cali’s cool wine region of Carneros. Nestled at the bottom of Sonoma and Napa, Carneros has always been prime vineyard territory. Now, it’s reaping the benefits from three generations of serious Pinot Noir cultivation. There...

Koyle 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Royale, Colchagua Valley

Chilean wine review Colchagua Valley has always been my first choice for Cabernet Sauvignon in Chile. This bottle proves that’s a good habit to keep up. This is the first time I have tasted a bottle from Koyle, and I am going to be keeping an eye out for this...

Tenute Sella & Mosca 2006 Alghero “Tanca Farra”

Sardinian wine revew A serious wine from one of the most under-recognized wine regions in Italy. The 2006 Tanca Farra is a 50/50 blend of  Cabernet Sauvignon and Cannonau, and aged for three years in large oak puncheons and barrels. On the nose, the layers of herbs is...

Tenuta La Marchesa 2011 “Gold Label” Gavi

Northeastern Italy wine review The wine region of Gavi has had its ups and downs. Quality hit  a significant low in the nineteen-nineties with the push toward mass-production.  We are now seeing a new high, after a decades-long push to rehabilitate the...

Maculan 2010 Brentino, Veneto

A Veneto wine review A Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blend from Northeastern Italy with a great deal of style. On the nose, classic notes of tobacco and graphite interplay with fresh plum. The texture is velvet and medium bodied with soft and integrated tannins....