Red Wines

Nine Vines

Angove South AustraliaNine Vines Shiraz Viognier2007 Seeing this bottle on our shelves, a friend remarked, "Shiraz and Viognier. That's an odd combination, right?" Actually,…

Altesino Brunello di Montalcino

AltesinoBrunello di Montalcino 2001 (375 ml) This wine is brickish red, the color of a Hopper afternoon. The nose is heady and seductive, with…

Early Bloomer

Casa PortaWinemaker Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon/Carmenère2007 This Chilean wine is bright purplish-red and foams a little when it's swirled. Both signs indicate youth, so we…

Gattinara: Interesting, Once in a While

TravagliniGattinara2003 The town of Gattinara is in the north of Piedmont, almost in Switzerland, and its wine is made from nebbiolo grapes and packaged…

Acorn Zin on a Friday Night

Acorn Alegría Vineyards Zinfandel "Heritage Vines"2005 This wine is deep ruby, with a very interesting nose. It starts light, like blueberry, or maybe just…

Chateau Beauchene Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Chateau BeaucheneChâteauneuf-du-Pape "Grande Réserve"2005 This wine has a soft, earthy nose with smoke and chocolate. It's herbaceous on the palate, with anise and pine,…

Bogleman

BoglePhantom2005 In Phantom, Bogle creates a monster. A blend of Petite Sirah, old vine Zinfandel, and old vine Mourvedre, this inky red packs a…

A Dark Wine for a November Night

Clay StationPetite Sirah Lodi2005 This inky, full-bodied Sirah has a surprisingly cedary, herbal nose, while the palate offers lots of chocolate and dark fruits,…

Fresh and Lovely—And a Little Dark, Too

Oxford LandingGSM (Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre) South Australia2006 This Rhône blend from Australia has a bright, lively spirit—with a dark side. In the glass it…

A Really Lush Zin

SeghesioSonoma County Zinfandel2006 Take small sips: this Zin is incredibly concentrated, lavish, and unrestrained. The nose bursts with the brightness of cherries, but is…

Shiraz/Syrah

Cape MentelleShiraz "Margaret River"2004 This Shiraz has some of the funkiness of French Syrah on the nose: dark chocolate, tobacco, earth, menthol, and red…

Yes, a Vermont Wine

Snow Farm VineyardVermont Léon Millot2007 Léon Millot is a hybrid red grape varietal grown primarily in the eastern United States. According to The Wine…