Category Archives: A-

Macarico Aglianico del Vulture 2007

This is maybe the only aglianico I own. It’s a variety I haven’t had much of, and what I’ve had has been cheap. This particular bottle is one of those bottles that they promote at a very steep discount. … Continue reading

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2011 Red Newt Lahoma Vineyards Riesling

Finger Lakes rieslings are probably the best value in North American white wine, and this bottle of Red Newt adds more evidence to the case. A step up from the their “circle label” bottling, this off-dry bottle is rich and … Continue reading

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2008 LeVois Zinfandel

I may not know much about wine, but I know a ton about sniffing out wine deals. I found this small production gem from a now-defunct winery at World Market, and while I wasn’t even remotely curious at full price, … Continue reading

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2010 Jemrose Cardiac Cuvee Red

I was previously a fan of the Jemrose wines, and picked a few of these up on Last Bottle’s anniversary sale. I wish I had bought more. At the Last Bottle price of $15, this is in the conversation for … Continue reading

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2008 Kontos Cellars Alatus

Here’s an example of the kind of top-notch, small-batch Washington state wines that seem to be exceptionally difficult to find outside of the winery itself. We paid a visit to these guys when we were in Walla Walla in 2010. … Continue reading

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2010 Thivin Cote de Brouilly

Who doesn’t like Beaujolais? Dummies, that’s who. This is, for my money and taste buds, the best place to look for interesting, fairly priced bottles that you could drink year round. If I could snap my fingers and make half … Continue reading

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2011 Fuego Garnacha

If you’re remotely interested in value wines, this one probably needs no introduction. The 2011 got crazy press, and now seems to fly off the shelf as soon as it’s restocked. At $7 to $9 a bottle, it’s easy to … Continue reading

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