Another Mirassou is making wine — for collectors and the rest of us who yearn for incredible Cabs, Chards and Pinots.
Resident wine expert Sandra Silfven on all things vino
Wine is such a part of our lifestyle today that producers and organizations use the fruit of the vine to support special causes.
The 2010 Robert Mondavi Private Selection Caberent Sauvignon is an affordable 11 bucks — and it way overdelivers for the price.
Pioneering winery J. Lohr in Paso Robles made perhaps the best-ever Seven Oaks Cab in one of the worst vintages in California history.
Napa Cellars, part of Trinchero Family Estates, flies too far under the radar if you ask me. Here’s where to find Napa Valley values.
Read the words streaming across the tall red label for good descriptors: Yummy, currants, structured, elegant. The Parducci Small Lot Blend Cabernet Sauvignon Mendocino County 2009, $11, is an exceptional Cab for the price — the flavors are soft and approachable — black currants, cherries, plums, brown spices and dark chocolate. It has wonderful dusty tannins that cling to … Continue Reading →
Layer Cake Cabernet Sauvignon California 2009, $13-$16: Too bad this dandy has to say “California” on the front instead of where it’s really sourced — Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley and Paso Robles in San Luis Obispo County, both hotbeds for great Cabs. This baby is cherries dipped in dark chocolate, and a blast of ripe, … Continue Reading →
With celebrations’ and parties in the holiday forecast, perhaps you need more wines in your pantry — or a special gift to put in somebody’s stocking. Make it red to match the festivities. The chill in the night air, glittering snowflakes and pace of the season call for something yummy and relaxing. Here are some … Continue Reading →