APERTURE | Wine Reviews – New Releases: Sept. 2017

$40 - $60$60 +Alexander ValleyCabernet SauvignonFeaturedPREMIUMRed BlendSonomaWine Tastings
It’s been a seriously good streak of momentum and mojo for Alexander Valley-based winemaker Jesse Katz since the last time we caught up. Let’s see… his wines are now on the menu at Napa’s The French Laundry, Healdsburg’s Single Thread, and the Grand Hyatt Tokyo and Spago Singapore… was recently featured in the Bay Area’s The... Read more →

FORCE MAJEURE | Reviews of Current Wine Releases: 2014 Vintage

$40 - $60$60 +Bordeaux BlendCabernet SauvignonFeaturedPREMIUMRhone BlendWashingtonWine Tastings
The estate vineyard of Force Majeure winery is located in Washington State’s Red Mountain winegrowing region. The majority of Washington wine production comes out of the southeast end of the state—over the Cascade mountains and far from that booming city called Seattle where a few of the most well-known tech billionaires live.  Vineyards... Read more →

Great 90+ Point Wines | The Best of Current Releases ~ July 2017

$19.99 or Less$20 - $40$40 - $60$60 +FeaturedPREMIUMWine Tastings
What are the best wines available right now? Here’s a snapshot of the best new wines from around the globe that we’ve come across recently.   We rate the following current releases (in the U.S.) 90 points or higher and recommend these wines without an ounce of hesitation while always factoring in the price of the bottle. In other... Read more →

SPELL ESTATE | Minnesota-Based Winery Making Some of California’s Best Pinot Noirs

CaliforniaFeaturedGreat Wines of...Pinot NoirWine Tastings
Here's a good philosophy to go by in life: never underestimate Minnesota.     After all, Minnesota is the birthplace of The Replacements, Bob Zimmerman (a.k.a. Dylan) and Prince Rogers Nelson—and home to Bob Mould and the band that was Hüsker Dü—all giants of music in the 20th century. Minnesota is also the location of... Read more →