Red Wine

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California Wines
BY | 02.14.14

Dark, rich earth in a bottle.

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California Wine
BY | 02.06.14

As we’re wont to say when nursing a two-buck Chuck in our Dixie cups with pinky finger extended James Lipton style: This terroir speaks to me.

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California Wine
BY | 10.25.13

What could be scarier than a twisted old vine from Lodi?

Matchbook 2010 Tempranillo - Dunnigan Hills
California Wine
BY | 08.23.13

Apparently, proprietor John Giguiere liked “starting things on fire such as his father’s wheat fields.”

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Shine On
BY | 08.13.13

Recently La Rochelle sent Stark Insider some bottles. And wouldn’t you know it. Once again, the Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot again effortlessly acquitted itself with class.

If you go to Turnbull (it's right alongside Highway 29 in Rutherford), be sure to check out the art exhibits in the club tasting room. Or ... you can just taste and Tweet like me.
Napa Spotting
BY | 03.14.13

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!

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Organic Winner
BY | 01.24.13

Hands down, Sonoma produces some of the best Cabs and Chards.

Mount Veeder 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Napa Valley - Wine Review
High in the Hills
BY | 01.23.13

If there ever was a case to say YMMV, a bottle from Mount Veeder Winery (St. Helena) may very well be the exclamation point.

Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley
Napa Report
BY | 01.22.13

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.

Mossback 2009 Chaulk Hill Cabernet Sauvignon - Wine Review
Velvet Coast
BY | 11.09.12

This wine is a lush, well-made Cab that shows off a sophisticated intensity so familiar to the Chaulk Hill sub AVA in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley.