Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut

Invest a few dollars in a champagne stopper for this champagne, and serve it for two occasions. First, sip it with caviar on New Year’s Eve.  The wine is a pale tan-yellow with tiny bubbles in the glass, and th...

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...

Treveri Sparkling Rosé

The aroma is a perfect blend of fresh-squeezed Indian River citrus, Ruby Red grapefruit and Valencia oranges. Citrus dominates the palate, too, leading with the Ruby Red, and moving toward the sweeter Valenci...

2012 Coté Mas Rouge Intense

Candied black raspberry and coffee grounds show on the nose. Black raspberry shows on the palate, too, with coffee, then red plum on the mid-palate. Tannins are medium-grained. The overall sense is juicy, rathe...

2010 Kilikanoon “Oracle” Shiraz

A deep, inky mouthful of black, from blackberry to black licorice. Blackberry pie, smoked meat, and pepper aromas flow from the glass. Blackberry pie, rich with jammy fruit, vanilla, and buttery crust, leads on...