Nieto Senetiner 2012 Reserva Torrontes

Nieto Senetiner is an ancient winery by New World standards: it was founded over a century ago in the La Rioja region of Argentina. While their early work is lost to history, the past decade has shown consistent skills in winemaking. Their wines are a solid bet for...

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...

Craiglee 2007 Shiraz, Victoria

Australian wine review The cooler climate of Victoria often delivers Shiraz with more complexity and a lighter framework than other South Australian regions.  This bottle is a wonderful example of that style. Its dark violet stains the glass purple,  and it’s...

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...