Mumm Napa Brut Prestige

This pale tan sparkling wine has a frothy mousse and a light, fresh aroma wafting up from the glass. It’s peachy but dry on the palate, with nice chalky elements toward the end palate, and hints of almond and h...

2012 Paul Mas Estate Pinot Noir

A good French Pinot Noir for under $15 is a rare pleasure. Cherry, anise, and a touch of milk chocolate come through on the nose. Strawberry and redcurrant soar over star anise and milk chocolate, with a ...

2009 Plantagenet Shiraz

This is a big mouthful of wine, but bright and fresh, not jammy. The nose has aromas of blackberries and wood smoke. Blackberries lead on the palate, followed by smoke, vanilla, and bacon, which lingers with ...

2012 Shoofly Pinot Noir

Is there really Pinot this good for this price? Roses, cherries, dried strawberries, and smoke waft up from the glass. The silky texture enfolds cherries, rhubarb, allspice, and hints of smoke from a distant ...