Drink this: Parducci Small Lot Blend Cabernet Sauvignon

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 →

Weekend Wine: Bridlewood Blend 175

  Bridlewood Estate Winery Blend 175 Central Coast 2010, $11-$15: All you have to do is lift a glass to your nose and inhale the explosion of raspberries, cherries, black pepper, chocolate and vanilla. In the mouth, it’s smooth and intense; tannins are supple, acidity gives it balance. It’s a blend of high-octane Syrah, Cabernet … Continue Reading →