California

Inky Wines for Autumn Comfort

Inky Wines for Autumn Comfort

A weekly roundup of wines worth sharing—from Rioja, Chianti Classico, Chianti Rùfina, Loire, and Dry Creek Valley

Sandhi Chardonnay Santa Barbara County 2011

Sandhi Chardonnay Santa Barbara County 2011

Sandhi WinesChardonnaySanta Barbara County201113.5% ABV | Price: $33 (media sample) | 1,730 cases produced I must preface my remarks with confessional chagrin: you cannot…

Two Handsome Wines

Two Handsome Wines

Two handsome wines—Burgundian but not from Burgundy—keynoted the weekend.

Sheldon Pinot Noir, Roma’s Vineyard

Sheldon Pinot Noir, Roma’s Vineyard

Sheldon WinesPinot Noir “Roma’s Vineyard” Anderson Valley201013.4% ABV | Price: about $45 (media sample) Roma’s Vineyard rolls along a ridge top overlooking Boonville, California,…

Stepping Stone by Cornerstone

Stepping Stone by Cornerstone

An interview with Cornerstone Cellars winemaker Jeff Keene, with tasting notes on the new Rocks! blends and Napa Valley Cabernet.