Trisaetum 2011 “Trisae” Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

Oregon’s Willamette Valley produces some of the world’s best Pinot Noirs.  And that is only half the reason to love their wines. The other is it’s grassroots vibe. Unlike so many top-tier wine regions, the Willamette Valley is still a bastion of...

Bodega Benegas 2009 Don Tiburcio, Mendoza

The Benegas are the founding family of the wine trade in Argentina. Tiburcio Benegas founded the Trapiche winery in the late 19th century. By the 1970’s the family had sold off all their properties except for Bodega Benegas.  As such, this is both a great bottle...

Chateau de Roquebrune “Cuvee Reine” 2009 Lalande de Pomerol

The Guinjard family have been Bordeaux wine growers for five generations. Prior to 1970, most of that fruit went to other wineries. Over the past few decades, they have started making more and more wines under their own label, Chateau de Roquebrune in Lalande de...

Chateau Gigognan 2009 Vigne du Regent Chateauneuf du Pape

Gigognan is a small producer with a short history; the winery was founded in 1996 by Anne and Jacques Callet in the outskirts of Chateauneuf du Pape.  While many of the well knows wineries are located near the town, Gigognan is located halfway to Avignon, in Sorgues....

La Conreria d’Scala Dei 2007 “Les Brugueres” Priorat

  Priorat is a rare wine, but a white wine from the region is much rarer still. Sourced from a terraced vineyard at the northernmost point of Priorat, a spot that is dwarfed by the Monstant mountain range. It’s one of the most beautiful vineyards I have...