Think outside the varietal this summer with these classy Napa red wine blends courtesy of Ehlers Estate, Hall, and Franciscan Estate.
Terroir is always a popular topic of discussion whenever oenophiles gather. Does soil imprint a unique flavor profile on wines? Or is the matter more likely in the hands of the winemaker?
Best of all, there’s no blood filled elevators in sight. Kubrick and The Overlook. There’s another combo that gets the job done in style.
Over the years I’ve cellared up a bunch of Turnbull reds. I look forward to seeing how they evolve over time; it’s the kind of “research” that requires lots and lots and lots of tasting!
Be wary not to confuse this with the “Love Shack” which, of course, commemorates Haight-Ashbury.
At $25, this Pinot Noir beauty won’t break the bank. Yet there’s all the hallmarks of a great wine: elegance, structure, layers of interesting flavor.
Pixar animator John Lasseter combines his love for southern France, trains, and wine in this delightful red blend, the Stark Insider wine of the week.
Hands down, Sonoma produces some of the best Cabs and Chards.
If there ever was a case to say YMMV, a bottle from Mount Veeder Winery (St. Helena) may very well be the exclamation point.
By Napa Cab standards, the prices ($70 Alexander Valley, $110 Napa Valley) aren’t earth shattering expensive. Sure, they’re likely not daily drinkers for most of us. But you get tier 1 quality here at not necessarily tier 1 prices.