Cherry Pie, Three Counties, 2016

Wine Rating: 93 In my experience, if you want to do something and do it well, whatever it is, you need two things. You need to love it, and you need to be obsessive about it. Some people can get away with...

Thanksgiving – Fine Wine and Family Hell

Wine Rating: 93 I received a call this afternoon from my sister. A call I usually get this time of year. A call about our plans for Thanksgiving. The dread I could hear in her tone matched that of the dread I...

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...

Category - Red Wine

Wine reviews from red grape varietals.

Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir 2008

Rivers-Marie, Pinot Noir, 2008

Wine Rating: 93 “Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.” ― Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers: The Story of Success I’ll not waste your time with an inane...

Marcassin Winery, 2009

Marcassin, Pinot Noir, 2009

Marcassin has made other Pinot Noirs under the Marcassin label from two other exceptional Sonoma Coast vineyards; Blue Slide Ridge and Three Sisters, which are both owned by Martinelli.