Wine Reviews

Wines for Summer at Yountville’s Goosecross Cellars

Yountville, Calif. — Transition spring into summer Napa style at Goosecross, an intimate, boutique winery overlooking lovely estate vines and the Mayacamas Mountains beyond. Since all of the wines are distributed direct…

Under-The-Radar No More: Mathew Bruno Winery

Mathew Bruno Winery produced its first vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon in 2009, yet the Napa Valley winery has flown very much under the radar these past many years. A small production accounts…

The Duckhorn Portfolio: Luxury in Every Bottle

Over the past decade, and most recently with the launch of the company’s IPO in March of 2021, The Duckhorn Portfolio has emerged as one of the most dynamic and successful mid-sized luxury…

Wine of Character: Ornellaia “La Generosità”

Ornellaia, the haute Italian Super Tuscan, is celebrated  for its persistent quality and luscious flavor. Year after year, this Bolgheri Rosso Superiore DOC cuvée of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit…

All-Star Winemaking Team Lifts Matthews to New Heights

Matthews, a family-owned and operated winery focused on expressing the purity of Washington state’s Columbia Valley, has released its first wines under its all-star winemaking team that joined the Woodinville-based winery in…

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…