Trevini Sangiovese Rubicone

Emilia Romagna | Italy Fire up some pasta with red sauce, pop in a Perry Como or Louis Prima 8-Track and  this little gem of a wine will take you right back to your favorite red-Checkered Table Cloth Italian Restaurant.  Like that restaurant, it's simple and uncomplicated but oh so good!   It's all [...]

2016 Domaine Lafage Miraflors Rosé

Rosé season is finally here! Well, at least it seems like it with the temperatures soaring into the upper 60's and perhaps cresting 70 again during February... This tastes as good as it looks (actually, even better).  Let's just get that out of the way right off the bat. This beautiful and elegant rosé [...]

2015 Domaine Palon Vacqueyras – A gem from the South of France

The 2015 Domaine Palon Vacqueyras is an perfect example of how you can occasionally buy Chateauneuf du Pape quality for around half the price.  We loved the 2014 but the 2015 is even more of a powerhouse of focus and precision. The 2015 shows the opulence and richness of the long hot and dry growing season but it [...]

Château Cornut “Tradition” 2014 Costières de Nîmes , France

Château Cornut "Tradition" 2014 Costières de Nîmes , France This charming cuvée from Château Cornut offers juicy plum and cherry flavors spiced with juicy roasted herbs and pepper. It is distinguished by its polished, savory texture and a full, rich finish. The wine is aged in stainless steel and cement. Château Cornut is located [...]

Marie André Bourgogne Chardonnay 2014

Marie André Bourgogne Chardonnay 2014 Côte-d'Or, France This terrific Bourgogne Blanc from Marie-André is sourced from Chardonnay in vineyards both in the Côte d’Or and in the Mâconnaise. Selected plots from the Côte d’Or include the appellations of Meursault, Chassagne, St. Aubin, and Ladoix and the wines are aged in used 1-3 year old [...]

Domaine La Sabatière Superb CDR Value

Domaine La Sabatière 2013 Rhône Valley, France This wonderful every day Rhône red is sourced from a cooperative with 150 members. They are more of a guild in that some of the families make their own wines and remain independent producers using the coop to help market and export. The 2013 From the Domaine [...]

2013 Miranda Malbec

2013 Miranda Malbec Mendoza, Argentina The Miranda Malbec is a very drinkable, crowd pleasing style Malbec that still has integrity and elegance. Put another way, it is a grown up Malbec but will appeal to most anyone! Medium bodied with dark fruit and hints of cocoa on the nose and palate. This will stand [...]

Domaine Giraud Chateauneuf-du-Pape Tradition 2012

Domaine Giraud Chateauneuf-du-Pape Tradition 2012 Rhône Valley, France Giraud Chateauneuf-Du-Pape Tradition is a blend of Grenache and Syrah with a bit of Mouvedre and is produced from Old Vines that are certified Biodynamic. Philippe Cambie is the consulting oenologist. It is worth noting that no Cuvee Gallimardes - the flagship of the Estate made [...]

Open House Tasting: Old World and New World from Bichot and Catena

Free Open House Tasting Tuesday May 19th  5-7pm. Old and New World Meet! Burgundy with the wines of Albert Bichot Argentina with Catena Vinyards Join us for a drop in style tasting of old and new world offerings from Albert Bichot and Catena Vinyards.  We'll be cracking a special bottle or two,  so don't miss [...]

Free Saturday Tasting: Italian Gems From Portovino Imports

Free Saturday Tasting 2-5pm. Portovino Imports with Mark Middlebrook Join us Saturday between 2 and 5pm for a special tasting with Mark Middlebrook,  co-owner of Portovino Imports.Imagine a big old farm table, where lots of wines from various corners of Italy are spread out. All around that table are wine lovers: an Alpine grower rescuing [...]