Sterling Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012: Very dark color; diffident nose; black cherry, blackberry, blackcurrant, Read More
Franciscan Estate Equilibrium White Wine 2014: Very pale straw-gold with stars of tiny bubbles clinging to the glass; Read More
Fine wine makers have mixed feelings about supermarket chains selling their wine.
On one hand, grocery stores offer exciting opportunities to sell to folks who would not set foot in a wine or liquor store.
On other hand, wineries worry about image. What if loyal customers of a winery’s high-end efforts balk when they find winery’s third-level bottles alongside cheap bargains on a grocery aisle? Read More
Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2011: Dark maroon-red color; wonderfully intense nose of cherry, sweet spices, mint; Read More
The Dreaming Tree Pinot Noir 2013: Dusty cherry, red berry, strawberry, caramel, pinch of plum; Read More