Germany is home to both the greatest Rieslings in the world and wines with the hardest names to remember ever. The 2008 MONCHHOF Urzig Wurzgarten Riesling Spatlese is no exception. It's also fantastic. For the uninitiated, if you can get past the intimidation factor of its lengthy name, I promise you, you'll be hooked on German Riesling... Read more →
Crisp and refreshing as a cool breeze, the 2009 BOUTARI Moschofilero made on the windswept isles of Greece is a perfect summer sipper to kick off any Dionysian revelries taking place on your patio or balcony. Somewhere between a Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc, it hits your palate right away with a lime burst and, next thing you know,... Read more →
Robust and bordering on cocky, this is Chardonnay that wakes up in the morning with a woodie. The 2008 AU BON CLIMAT Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict Vineyard is ready to go and looking for action. Rich with grapefruit and key lime pie notes, this is all about power— it's tart, acidic and sharp. The man wears double-breasted suits and... Read more →
Santa Barbara county got on the wine map for its Pinot Noirs, but it should be more famous for its Syrahs, some of the best in the world outside of the south of France. The 2008 RUSACK Syrah (now Ballard Canyon Estate Syrah) is living proof. Man, it's good! No, I mean good. Luscious, primal, pretty and fantastic. There's nothing else to... Read more →
I guarantee this is one of the most interesting and unique white wines you'll find out there for $14. The 2009 BONNET HUTEAU Muscadet Sevre et Maine "Le Dabinieres" is a mellower, subtler cross between a Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio. Packed with more complexity and richness than you could ever expect at this price, this is pulp Ernest... Read more →
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