Tommasi 2012 Poggio al Tufo Rompicollo: A “Baby” Super Tuscan

Everyone is searching for the next big up-and-coming wine region to get into. Often when this exciting new region is discovered there is an influx of investment trying to get a proverbial “piece of the pie”. Many famous regions have been through this, from Prosecco in northern Italy to Willamette Valley in Oregon to the…

Townshend Cellars Red Table Wine: A Non-vintage Blend

Champagne is the famous sparkling wine from its regional namesake in France. Everyone loves to celebrate with Champagne but it is also super food friendly being dry and high in acidity. Why am I talking about Champagne when this post is about a red table wine? Well, Champagne is also the most well known example of…

Herencia Altes Terra Alta Garnatxa Negra: Grenache from Spain

There are thousands of grape varieties in the world and getting to know their names is a big hurdle in learning about wine. We tend towards ones that are familiar, shying away from the odd ones we know nothing about. There are the simple typical ones like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, or Chardonnay. Then there are…

Sledgehammer Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

This is the last Cabernet Sauvignon from California I’ll be doing for a while. I’ve enjoyed writing all these reviews as it reminds me that each wine is very different and should be approached individually without bias. I look forward to writing about some of my other favorites varieties and wines in the near future. This wine…

Bodegas Santa Ana Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 La Mascota

Argentina is most famous for its production of Malbec wines. They do a great job of producing fruity and approachable Malbec that most people find very drinkable. I’ve had my share and have a few favorites I shall write about, but this wine is not one of them. This is a Cabernet Sauvignon from Mendoza….

Esser Vineyards Merlot 2009

We don’t drink Merlot very often, and it isn’t because of the comments made in the movie Sideways. We just haven’t gotten around to appreciating what it brings to the table (or glass for that matter). This was a bit of a fluke purchase by my wife and I’m glad we stumbled upon it. I…