Red Wines

Well Born

Well Born

Bonny Doon Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Bien Nacido Syrah2007Current price: about $40 (as club members we paid $34) This wine is deep ruby red…

Sympathique

Sympathique

Domaine de la Jaufrette Vacqueyras 2001Current price: about $16 Lying back once again into the Rhône's liquid embrace. This wine is so inky black…

At Our Fingertips

At Our Fingertips

We just returned from a long weekend in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Over the course of two and a half…

Red Pepper

Red Pepper

Château Beauchêne Côtes du Rhône Villages   "Les Charmes" 2007Current price: about $15 Youthful and tight, but fun, too, with lots of good, sharp structure….

But Not Least

But Not Least

Zeta Alicante Monastrell2006Current price: about $12 Deep barn red with a slightly purple undercast. The nose is floral and spicy, with pepper and sage…

Success

Success

We recently enjoyed a 2007 Ridge Sonoma County Zinfandel, so much so that when I found @RidgeLS on Twitter, I clicked through to their…

Rough Day Smoothed

Rough Day Smoothed

Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Merlot2005Current price: about $25 (half-bottle) I had a particularly rough day last Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, my husband brought…

Red, Green

Red, Green

Domaine Fouassier Sancerre L'étourneau2005Current price: about $26 This wine is 100% pinot noir, which one might guess from its color and ringing clarity. But it…

Drink, Memory

Drink, Memory

Paul Jaboulet Aîné Côte-Rôtie "Les Jumelles"2000Current price: varies widely; about $45 We bought this wine at the source, on a trip to the Northern Rhône…

Prego

Prego

BertaniVilla Arvedi Amarone2004Current price: about $50 Last night we enjoyed an earthy, soulful dinner at Pane e Salute, the Italian osteria in Woodstock, Vermont…

Blended

Blended

Clayhouse Vineyard Adobe Red2006Current price: about $12 We seem to be experiencing a blending moment. The Ridge we had the other night billed itself as…

My First Zinfandel

My First Zinfandel

Ridge California Sonoma County Three Valleys Zinfandel2007Current price: about $21 Okay, it's not my first Zinfandel. But it's the first one I've really liked. It's…