Great Wine: Monchhof Urzig Wurzgarten Riesling Spatlese

$20 - $40GermanyRieslingSweet WineWine Reviews
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 →

Great Wine: Au Bon Climat Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict

$20 - $40CaliforniaChardonnaySanta BarbaraWhiteWine Reviews
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 →

Great Wine: Rusack Ballard Canyon Estate Syrah

$20 - $40CaliforniaRedSanta BarbaraSyrahWine Reviews
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 →