Great Wine: Vogelzang Reserve Viognier

$20 - $40CaliforniaSanta BarbaraViognierWhiteWine Reviews
If you haven't yet experienced the pleasures of Viognier, you're missing out. Most people of a certain elegance and stature serve Pinot Grigio or Chardonnay before a hosted meal, but Viognier is snazzier, eclectic and more (ahem) nouveau riche. The 2009 VOGELZANG Viognier (now called the Reserve Viognier), the first—and sold out—vintage... Read more →

Great Wine: Melville Sta. Rita Hills Estate Chardonnay

$20 - $40CaliforniaChardonnaySanta BarbaraWhiteWine Reviews
Impressionistic as a Van Gogh, the pineapple, apricot and tangerine notes swirl on the palate to an acidic, smoky French oak finish, where every sip discovers something previously unseen. The 2007 MELVILLE Sta. Rita Hills Estate Chardonnay is such non-linear art—highly subjective, its beauty revealing unexpected things to the eye of the... Read more →

Great Wine: Borsao Tinto Seleccion Garnacha

$19.99 or LessGrenache/GarnachaRedSpainWine Reviews
How many great things in life can you get for 8 bucks? C'mon, a friggin' large-size Chicken McNugget meal is 8 bucks. You can't even get into a crappy summer blockbuster at the movie theater for 8 bucks—just the large tub of popcorn with fake butter. But 8 bucks will get you a BORSAO Garnacha. What's a Garnacha?—just a delicious, ripe,... Read more →