Kosta Browne, Gap’s Crown, 2009

Wine Rating: 95 If over the years you’ve read my articles, then by now, you know, “I love Pinot Noir.” I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing more bottles of that beautiful grape than any other. In this piece, for...

Bertani Amarone, 2006

Wine Rating: 95 The sun was rising as I sat comfortably in the captain’s chair on the quarterdeck of a 48’ Clipper sailboat named It’s Hedly. A beautiful, near-perfect bottle of Italian Amarone wine with rich...

Beaujolais Nouveau for Thanksgiving

Wine Rating: 90 Remember, remember the third Thursday of November! For anyone who’s read any of my work or who’s followed my adventures for any length of time, you know I often find my way back to tales of...

Category - Red Wine

Wine reviews from red grape varietals.

Williams Selyem Vineyard

William & Selyem, Bucher, 2009

Wine Rating: 94 “God made Cabernet. The Devil made Pinot Noir.”  – André Tchelistcheff Pinot Noir: the impossible grape varietal that should not be. It’s a tough vine to grow, from its immensely delicate skin to...

Renato Ratti, Rocche 2008

Renato Ratti, Rocche 2008

Wine Rating: 92 One of my memories of growing up in an Italian home in New Jersey is seeing wine on the table at every dinner. I especially remember Sunday nights. As far back as I can recall, every Thursday, my mother...

2011 Schrader LPV Beckstoffer

Schrader LPV Beckstoffer, 2011

Wine Rating: 95 Saturday – Dinner Party Several times a year, a friend invites me to a dinner party that he hosts at his stunning home, for an evening of bountiful eats. This review reflects on that night. The gathering...