Great Wine: Joseph Phelps Pinot Noir, Freestone Vineyards

$40 - $60CaliforniaPinot NoirRedSonomaWine Reviews
Big, fat, round and juicy—this is no-holds-barred Pinot Noir, a fruitbomb. The 2009 JOSEPH PHELPS Pinot Noir, Freestone Vineyards is just fucking good, there’s no other way to put it. We could talk about the awesome terroir that shaped the character of the small-cluster fruit on the vine—how you can taste the Sonoma Coast fog that... Read more →

Great Wine: Seghesio Cortina Zinfandel

$20 - $40CaliforniaDry CreekRedSonomaWine ReviewsZinfandel
The 2007 SEGHESIO Cortina Zinfandel is so superbly proportioned, you might think the 15.5% alcohol content is 13.5%.  The big, round and perfectly ripe fruit is in delightful interplay with unique, dusty tannins and sterling acidity on the finish—all of it capturing a real sense of the Dry Creek terroir—the gravelly soil in which these... Read more →

Great Wine: Cercius Cotes du Rhone

$19.99 or LessFranceRedRhone BlendSouthern RhoneWine Reviews
Wow, what an impressive achievement. The partnership of renowned vignerons who are responsible for this deep, dark, rich and vibrant New World wine from the Old World may just start a new French revolution. A Grenache/Syrah blend, the 2011 CERCIUS Cotes du Rhone presents itself in stark contrast to those serious French wines that sell at... Read more →