E4 Locations – Spain – NV

Smooth, low tannin silk bomb that you would swear comes from those Cally labs, which makes sense given its handlers, which includes the designer of the popular Prisoner blend. Fig and subtle dark cherry dominate. Tasted this paired not with food but a pipe of vanilla...

Battle of the Budget Italian Pee-Gees

I recently had the opportunity, and free time, to write a new “Battle of the Budget” article (the last one was on German Rieslings) with another matchup, this time Italian Pinot Grigios. Stepping into the ring were four pee-gees, each just about under $12...

Durigutti Familia Red Blend – Argentina – 2016

Nose is bright fruit and black pepper. Flavors carry through the black pepper but with more subtle fruit notes and hints of cellar must. Bracing tannins but goes down smooth. A very well done Argentino red blend, comprised of a bruja’s brew of Bonarda, Shiraz,...

Colomé Torrontés – Argentina – 2014

Absolutely fantastic Torrontes from the Calchaqui Valley in Argentina, with a remarkably lively palate pallet including bold notes of green apple and lemongrass, but with a surprising floral mid-note that makes it playful. This is basically a happy puppy running...

Tabernero Vittoria Chardonnay – Peru – 2017

Where’s the grapes? With the modern inclination to overpower chardonnay with powerful notes of everything and the kitchen sink, what a shock to find the opposite. This wine is so flaccid there’s almost nothing to review. This tastes like wine when you have...