Great Wine: Ancient Peaks Oyster Ridge

$40 - $60CaliforniaCentral CoastPaso RoblesRedRed BlendWine Reviews
A powerful, brawny red blend for the modern ages, the Oyster Ridge from ANCIENT PEAKS‘ Santa Margarita Ranch is, especially in the 2013 vintage, a terrific showcase for the emerging identity of California Central Coast red wines. An area that encompasses the wine regions of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey and Paso Robles counties,... Read more →

FROM THE CELLAR | Great Wine: 2011 Gemstone Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

$60 +Cabernet SauvignonCaliforniaNapaRedWine Reviews
Wine producers who made a great Cab in the extremely challenging 2011 Napa Valley vintage made something truly special that most likely will never be repeated. There’s something about the silky finesse, expressive red fruit notes, and stoic beauty of great 2011 Napa Cabs—ironically, qualities attributable to California’s disastrous... Read more →

FROM THE CELLAR | Great Wine: 2003 Peby Faugeres Saint-Emilion

$60 +BordeauxFranceMerlotRedWine Reviews
If anyone orders Merlot I am leaving. I am not drinking fucking Merlot! — the notorious line from the ragged, lonesome character Miles in Alexander Payne’s movie Sideways that came out the following harvest season after the harvest of this 2003 CHATEAU PÉBY FAUGÈRES Saint-Emilion, which is made of 100% Merlot. Well, it’s clear 14... Read more →