Starmont 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Here we have a wine from the second label of Napa Valley’s Merryvale Vineyard.   Frequently called out by Wine Spectator, their cabernets are deluxe in a way only Napa Cabs can be.  And you’ll typically pay around $100 for the privilege. This is not one of...

St. Urbans-Hof 2011 Zickelgarten Riesling Spatlese

I tried this wine for the first time almost one year ago. I was at the annual trade tasting for a wine importer. He had just brought this wine less than a week before, and only 10 cases were imported into the United States. I told my client, a wine shop owner, to buy...