Wine Reviews

Quilceda Creek Winery: 45 Years of Vinous Perfection

It takes passion and focus to craft some of the world’s greatest Cabernet Sauvignon. That’s the intention of the Golitzin family of Quilceda Creek winery. At their state-of-the-art facility, just outside Seattle,…

Nearing 50, Calera Continues to Captivate

In 1975, legendary vintner and pioneer Josh Jensen founded Calera (Spanish for “lime kiln”) high in the mountains of California’s majestic Central Coast. In the nearly five decades since, Calera has helped…

11 Well-Priced Haute Wines That Over Deliver

As wine prices continue to creep up the retail ladder, several high profile brands choose to keep it real with moderately priced varietals that over deliver on quality. Based on flavor and…

Ehrlich Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon: The Culmination of a Dream

After twenty-five years as premium Napa Valley grape growers, the Ehrlich family is proud to release its inaugural vintage of their very own Cabernet Sauvignon under the Ehrlich Vineyard label, produced entirely from…

Rosés Over Which to Rhapsodize

Anytime is Rosé time, yet the popular, pink-hued wine has become synonymous with summer. Chalk-up the phenomenon to Rosé’s typically lower ABV, and its fresh, fruity flavors that make it an ideal…

Tantalizing Tuscan Wines

Ahh Tuscany, where the sunlight’s distinctive golden hue combines with crisp, clean air and constant breezes to create some of the world’s most distinctive wines. This is the land of Italy’s most…

Healdsburg’s Vérité Raises the Bordeaux Bar

Chateau Montelena and Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars proved in 1976 at The Judgment of Paris that California could produce wines that were every bit as good as those produced in France. The…

This Holiday Season, Gift Wines That Give Back

‘Tis the season of giving and of giving back. And when you gift one of these wines to your family, friends, and work associates, you’ll accomplish both. These producers are going above…

Fun Holiday Food & Wine Pairings

Plan your menus with these treats. It’s that time of year! The holiday season is upon us as we gather with our families and loved ones (some for the first time since…

Destination-Worthy Theorem Vineyards

Perfectly Paired Luxury When recommending wine tasting venues to family and friends, it’s challenging to come up with properties and estates that offer the same level of luxurious hospitality as that at…

California to Chianti: The World of Antinori Wine

If your knowledge of Antinori wines extends only to the family’s Napa Valley estate, Antica, it’s understandable. Afterall, the Atlas Peak winery produces a library of stellar wines that aficionados are proud…

Rosé Round-Up: Pinks to Pick-Up This Summer

Summertime means Rosé time. Just like everyone’s favorite season, Rosé is fun; Rosé is playful. The pink-hued wine pairs perfectly with poolside gatherings, picnics in the park, and baseball game tailgates. Choose…

Toast Earth Day With These Eco-Friendly Wines

What if being environmentally conscientious was as easy as choosing the right bottle of wine or champagne? Earth Day falls on April 22, but vinous producers Sonoma-Cutrer, Banfi, Avaline, Benziger, and Champagne…

11 Stellar Sonoma County Chardonnays to Sample Now

Encompassing verdant valleys, fertile forests, and craggy coastline, Sonoma County is one of California’s most eclectic regions. So it stands to reason that its vinous output is equally eclectic. More than 60…

At Mira Winery, Everyday Miracles Are a Foundation

The name says it all: Mira. Its inspiration is the Latin root of “miracle,” and this family owned, 16‑acre, under-the-radar estate in the heart of the Napa Valley is filled with small…