Month: October 2015

  • Mas D’En Compte Celler Cal Pla Prioriat, 2009

    From the cellar: If duck confit could be wine, this is it. Insanely rich. Like overripe fruit but without the pong, ridiculously lush, I would call it hedonistic. In late summer, growing up, my mother would lightly simmer blackberries grown in our back yard then strain and serve the juice as an aperitif at family […]

  • Catherine et Jean Panis Chateau de Bagnoles Cabardes, 2010

    A thoroughly decent Rhone red, a lovely complement to Provencal roast lamb, and a welcome relief to the heavy hitters we’ve been blessed with drinking of late. (The previous night a glorious bottle of Ridge 2012 East Bench Zin. But the Ridge was like as Michelin star whereas the Cabardes was a mere Bib Gourmand.) […]

  • Trivento Golden Reserve, Malbec, 2012

    This is an incredible 89 point wine, an OK 90 point wine and a mediocre 91 point wine. But who am I to argue with the pointsters? Gismondi went so far as to call it “truly hedonistic.” Cool yer jets there! Let’s all take a deep breath and agree that this is a wonderful bottle […]