Gordon Estate 2009 Syrah, Columbia Valley

Another winery has opted to change its name and cause great confusion in the marketplace. Gordon Brothers Winery, which has earned a large following over the past decade, has changed its name to Gordon Estate. I assume this has to do with one of the brothers no longer...

Bodegas Briego 2009 Crianza, Ribera del Duero

Bodegas Briego is an obscure winery from one of the greatest wine regions in the world, the Ribera del Duero. The winery was founded in the nineties by three brothers from the nearby town of Fompedraza. The vineyards are far from the Duero river and the “Golden...

Michele Chiarlo 2007 “Tortoniano” Barolo

Barolo is the luxury that no one should do without. In the world of wine, it is like royalty. When a bottle of Barolo is priced under $40, it’s often worth picking up. When it’s  under $40 and this good, it’s essential. Michele Chiarlo is one of the...

Emina 2005 Atio

Ribero del Duero is one of the top wine regions in Spain. At its heart is what has been dubbed “the golden mile”. Many of the region’s’ top producers have their vineyards there, including Vega Sicilia, Pesquera, and Dominio de Pingus. As one of the greatest but...