Barrel 27 2010 High on the Hog White

Tucked between a self storage park and a recycling plant in a correlated office park in Central California sits this winery. Looks can be deceiving, as this is actually a side project of the stellar winemaker McPrice Myers, known for his self-named label. Then again,...

Vignerons de Caractere 2010 “Cuvee Prestige” Gigondas

Vignerons de Caractere is one of the top co-operatives in the Southern Rhone.  They have been making a rather strong push into the US markets of late, especially in the Mid-Atlantic region. While being a co-op often means lower quality wines, that is not the case...

Cave de Rasteau 2007 Ortas Prestige

Rasteau is one of the fine winemaking villages in France’s southern Rhone Valley, along with such notable nearby towns as Chateauneuf du Pape and Gigondas. This particular bottle is a field blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre, with an average vine age of...

Domaine du Cayron 2007 Gigondas

$31.99 may seem like a lot to pay for a Southern Rhone bottling that’s not Chateauneuf-du-Pape (although those tend to be far more these days…), but this one, from the stellar ’07 vintage, is worth it and then some. Its rich fruit makes it excellent...