Valdipiatta 2010 Chianti Colli Senesi

  Colli Senesi is the wine region surrounding the Tuscan town of Siena. Two of Chianti’s top wine regions –Montepulciano and Montalcino– are located there.  Valdipiatta is a well regarded producer of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. This bottling...

Domaine Cordier 2011 St Veran “en Faux”

White Burgundy Wine Review Cordier is known as a modern winemaker in a region –Burgundy– that more often than not values tradition. One of his signatures is a lavish use of new oak, which shows up on the nose of this Chardonnay. Lean and layered, this is a...

Bodega 2010 El Agosto Bierzo

Spanish Wine Review   A beautiful bottling of old vine Mencia grapes. A nose of garrigue with pain grillé, basil, and dark berry. On the palate, rich fruit and savage elements dominate. Very nice tannin structure, with pencil shavings and sweet vanilla on the...

Terre Da Vino 2005 “Essenze” Barolo

This is a under-the-radar barolo negotiant that deserves a bit of attention. The pricepoint is excellent for this level of Barolo. Blended from a few of the top vineyards in the region, including Bussia in Monforte d’Alba, Annunziata in La Morra, Ravera in Novello, La...

Vinos Sin-Ley 2009 “Puerta Bonita” (G5), Vino de Madrid

One of the more confusingly named wines, the G5 is none the less an awesome example of quality and value. An enveloping bottle of fruity goodness with a tooth-staining quality that will draw quite a few fans. Cardamon and licorice on the nose, with a burnt flower...