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 →

Great Wine: Chappellet Signature Cabernet Sauvignon

$40 - $60Cabernet SauvignonCaliforniaNapaRedWine Reviews
As pleasurable a Napa wine as you'll ever find at this price. The 2008 CHAPPELLET Signature Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic. (I prefer this wine even over the winery's much heralded and much pricier Pritchard Hill Cabernet.) A beautiful deep garnet color, the juxtaposition of the silkiness of the rich, intense and concentrated fruit upon... Read more →