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 Alamos Cabernet Sauvignon

Put a small green pepper between fresh blueberry pie and cherry pie, and you'll get the aromas coming from the glass. The palate is similar, leading with sweet blueberry pie filling and vanilla-flavored crust...

2009 Siegendorf Red

This Cab-Merlot blend may make you re-think Austrian red wine. The nose shows a blend of red and black fruits, elderberry and very ripe black cherries, butter, and tobacco leaf. On the palate, it leads with b...

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 ...

2012 La Rochelle Pinot Meunier

Pinot candy. On the nose this would be picked, blind, as a Pinot Noir, with cherry pits, cola, a touch of black earth, and a very pretty floral background of rosewater. Cherries and plum lead on the palate, f...