Featured Wines

2009 Corralitos ‘La Tache Clone’ Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands

In its brief history, Corralitos Wine Company has established a pattern of releasing its Pinot Noir bottlings about six months to a year after other wineries. So while we’re seeing plenty of 2010, 2011 and even 2012 Pinots in the marketplace,… Read more


2012 J. Lohr ‘October Night’ Chardonnay, Arroyo Seco

Young wines that utilize a good deal of new French oak in their aging regimen — in this case, nearly half of the barrels — often present themselves in “parts.” You can taste the oak… then you can taste some fruit… then you may taste some… Read more


2012 J. Lohr ‘Arroyo Vista’ Chardonnay, Arroyo Seco

Lush and complex, the nose offers up aromas of buttered toast, baking spices, ripe apple, peach and lemon zest. There’s a full, palate-coating viscosity in the mouth, leaving a lingering spiced butter afterflavor, while a good thread of citric… Read more


2012 Edmeades Zinfandel, Mendocino County

We at Wine Lines Online must confess – we have a soft spot for the intense, complex, black pepper-laced, briary blackberry Zinfandels of Mendocino County. One of the oldest producers in the area is Edmeades Winery. This rendition is a liquid ruby… Read more


2012 Armida Winery ‘Il Campo’ Estate Field Red Wine Blend, Dry Creek Valley

Made from Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Carignan grapes grown on Armida’s Dry Creek Valley estate, this full-bodied wine exudes a sweet fruit impression in the mouth, along with a nice spiciness and a dark chocolate note. The aroma and flavor… Read more


2012 Ledson Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

David Ramey has developed something of a cult following among wine lovers, and his work for Ledson demonstrates why. Breathe in the aroma of this Chardonnay, and visions of pineapple upside-down cake may dance in your head, with its baking spice,… Read more


2012 Ledson Chardonnay, Carneros

This creamy wine showcases notes of apple and pear, along with a hint of citrus. A quintessential sipping wine, crafted by David Ramey. MSRP: $36 (April 2014) Wine Lines rating:… Read more


2011 Gypsy Boots Pinot Noir, Sonoma County/Mendocino County

Three prime areas for premium Pinot Noir — the Sonoma Coast, Russian River Valley and Anderson Valley — provided the fruit for this cuvee, which is very light ruby in hue, slightly cloudy, and shows light orange on the rim of the wineglass…. Read more


2012 Gypsy Boots Pinot Noir, Sonoma County/Santa Barbara County/Mendocino County

Winemaker James MacPhail sourced grapes from Santa Barbara County to Mendocino County in crafting this superb wine, which is light translucent ruby with glints of orange toward the rim, and slightly cloudy. The sweet nose shows orange rind, bright… Read more


2012 Lazy Creek Vineyards Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley

This gorgeous wine is translucent dark ruby in color, with an uplifted nose of bright cherry and berry, mint, cedar and menthol. The fruit really pops in the mouth, with a good palate entry and a mild, integrated grip at the end. As the wine opens… Read more