Outstanding California Wines
New reviews of Syrah, Zinfandel, Chardonnay and more from across the Golden State, each priced under $40
2010 Landy Sweetwater Springs Petite Sirah - 93 pts Wine Spectator. A huge wine, not for the faint of heart. Offers vivid aromatics of coffee and campf...
Seduction is the first thing I think of when I taste this wine. This is a wine that has gone through many experimental changes over the years. Always Roussanne and Marsanne. These are two of my favorite white wines
This wine is known as juicy Dusi for a reason. I love Paso robles Zin. It is like you are able to bottle the sunshine in a bottle and taste it in the wine any time. This is the perfect wine for those who love the the explosiveness of wild spicy, brambly head trained Zin.
Big and burly, with ripe blueberry and licorice aromas, revealing a dense backbone of tannins and acidity supporting the concentrated boysenberry, mineral and white pepper flavors. Hands off for now. Best from 2015 through 2020. 175 cases made.—T.F.
Intense and potent, offering blueberry and dark berry fruit, with a supple pose that softens some of the chewy elements. Ends with a long, pure, focused finish. Drink now through 2021. 110 cases made.—J.L.
Killer Rockpile color that is followed up with that beefy, bacon fat nose that has black cherry pie filling and minerality exploding from the glass. The palate is lush and extracted, but has plenty of back bone for the long haul, and enough sweet fruit to enjoy now, with a few hours in the decanter and a good steak.
Big framed, inky dark, dense and concentrated, supporting huge amounts of blackberry, black cherry, exotic spice, graphite and mineral infused aromatics so intense, so rich, they slowly ooze from the glass.
This wine has a beautiful purple/black color with aromatics of black cherry and blackberry, with subtle hints of roasted earth. The palate is lush and in a word decadent, loaded not only with fruit, but a great mineral backbone that will keep this wine a live and fresh for years to come
The Impostor is about my philosophy that a wine should not be about a set of rules or a specific design. It should be able to go down any path it wants. As much as I love the flavor profiles of individual grape varieties and single vineyard designated wines, I have a zeal to work with blends. Taking different varieties and exploring their deepest, darkest secrets is my passion. I find that in blending them they all have a different story to tell.
The aromatics of raspberry confiture from the South of France, plums and the ripest strawberries all whipped together in a light meringue. On the palate this wine stays in the same realm as its aromatics, but lends itself to a spicy cinnamon intertwined with raspberry and black cherry jam with just a hint of oak roasted coffee bouncing off the sweet minerality only attained from a rocky hillside vineyard.
Due to the limited quantity hand-produced Magnums are not subject to Wine Club discount pricing