Month: July 2014

  • De Martino Legado Reserve Chardonnay, 2011

    There are two ways to consider this wine. The first is that it’s an unsophisticated, inoffensive, pale imitator to great Chardonnays. It is. But there is a flip side: It’s lightly nuanced, aspires to what the French have mastered, and has none of the usual cloying characteristics in so many inexpensive new world Chardonnays. We […]

  • Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Shiraz, 2011

    When we discovered the Cover Drive Cab Sauv we thought we’d died and gone to heaven. It was rich and satisfying, went well at many dinner parties with braises and roasts, always seemed to seduce Aus no-gos. Then we discovered it at $10 cheaper in the US, and brought it back on several trips and […]