The sibling rival to Spain's sublime Ribera del Duero wine, Toro is the poor man's alternative. That's said tongue in cheek, because a good Toro like this 2007 TESO LA MONJA ALMIREZ will cost you in the region of $25. It's worth it for just a glimpse of the awesome smoothness, finesse and delicacy of Spain's greatest wines. It's all there,... Read more →
Some wines weren't meant to be had with just anyone, but meant for intimate conversations with a deepest requited love or long-lost friend who's traveled oceans to find you. This 2001 BARON DE PICHON-LONGUEVILLE Pauillac is that wine. Beautiful, romantic bouquet . . . silky and complex as it envelops the mouth—inspiring and confessional... Read more →
If passion is a flower and happiness the dew that drips from its petals, then words can only do so much to describe the joy inside a bottle of 2009 DONNHOFF Oberhauser Leistenberg Riesling Kabinett. This bottle is a delightful standout of a superb '09 vintage of German Riesling, but it's the kind of wine that's sweet in any vintage.... Read more →
Insanely rich, creamy and velvety. Uninhibited, hedonistic and never bashful in displaying its voluptuousness. Its color is the deepest and most expressive of purple, and swirling the wine glass releases a hypnotic bouquet. Is it a terribly complex wine? No. Is it subtle? No. The 2005 SAMSARA Melville Vineyard Syrah is content to be just... Read more →
At 12 bucks the 2009 TANGENT Paragon Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc is a working class, steely blue-eyed blonde sporting True Religions and a Michael Kors handbag on her Thursday night out. Don't mess with her—she’s much more complex than meets the eye. All sex appeal on the exterior with that exuberant lemon-lime zest, but underneath it all... Read more →
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