Month: March 2015

  • Blue Mountain Pinot Noir, 2013

    Pale. Thin. Translucent. It might be referencing the archetypal wine from kraters described on our home page. We have a fondness for Blue Mountain (indeed, this was part of a case ordered in March; the website is already wait listed for the stuff, I’m not alone in putting blind faith in their skill.  Last year […]

  • Blue Mountain Chardonnay, 2013

    We drink a lot of crap wine. We don’t review a lot of crap wine, I’d rather not waste everyone’s time. But in restaurants, often, and not uncommonly in our search for good value, we over and over again cork a mediocre bottle that finds its way into the stock pot. Cheap, cheaper, cheapest.  Such […]

  • Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnay, 2010, Joubert-Tradauw Chardonnay, 2008

    From the cellar: In a back to back tasting we pulled an HRV Chard from the cellar (only two of the original six remain) versus a recent purchase of the JT, a non-filtered barrel fermented Chard. If you like South African whites, and they can be an acquired taste in their nearly primitive simplicity and […]