Monthly Archives: May 2012
2009 Le Bout Du Monde ‘Avec Le Temps’ This is the most enjoyable bottle of wine I’ve had in long time. I wish I had a case of it. Carignane made in the style of beaujolais (carbonic maceration), this is … Continue reading
2009 J. Rickards Old Vine Zinfandel We first had a J. Rickards wine when someone at a small wine shop in California encouraged us to buy a bottle if we wanted to taste a real, super small-scale local winery. That was … Continue reading
2009 Col Des Vents I’m not sure you can find a better sub $8 bottle of wine. Maybe something Spanish. Definitely nothing coming from the U.S. with this much character for $6 to $8. It’s not great, but it’s good … Continue reading
2011 Modern Wine Project Rose2010 Oveja Negra Rose2011 Lake Chalice Sauvignon Blanc Trio of good wines here, the winner being the MWP Rose, which I bought from Garagiste and hails from Sleight of Hand Cellars. Crazy garagiste guy had a … Continue reading
2009 Sassetto Sangiovese Unoaked Sangiovese. For about $12, this is very nice, simple and refreshing. Perfect with pizza.
2010 White Hall Cabernet Sauvignon White Hall is one of Virginia’s most dependable wineries, and this cab sav is completely respectable. Tastes fresh and simple. Good job, White Hall.
2009 Velvet Devil Merlot Entry-level Charles Smith. Better on the second day. Decent buy if you can find it for under $10. B-