When done right, fiano has great aging potential, thanks to its high-tone composition. Like a Keith Whitley song, the beauty of its arrangement strikes the palate immediately with seemingly effortless simplicity. The second & third times around, the genius of its harmony takes your breath away.Read More
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"Les Souteyrades" by Domaine Saint-Damien will draw you in with nuance and harmony. A classic Gigondas, named after the patron saint of doctors, this blend of grenache and mourvèdre pops out of the bottle with sappy red fruit. Let it age, and it will reward with a more subtle finesse.Read More
La Bégou’s tenacity renders the wine age-worthy. This bottle is drinking wonderfully right now but, like all great wines, it contains the capacity for change. This is where cellaring is fun and intriguing for me. How will its taut, cooling texture evolve over the years?Read More
It is a great misconception that wine collecting is a rich man’s hobby. Most of the bottles in my humble collection are $35 or under, and there are plenty of bottles around $20 that are worth holding onto.Read More