January 1, 2009

We enjoy a nice glass of wine with dinner - and learning more about it through wine tastings and speaking with winemakers. Below is our list of wines we have enjoyed and reviewed - with many more to come!

Red Wine

Reds under $20:
Alamos Malbec Seleccion 2007 
Delas 2007 St. Esprit Cotes du Rhone Red
No. 99 Estates Wayne Gretzky Merlot 2007
Perrin and Fils wines 
Tres Picos  

Reds over $20:
Ada Nada Barbaresco Cichin 2000
Beckmen Santa Ynez Syrah #1 Clone 2004
Betts & Scholl Grenache, Barossa Valley 2006 (at Gramercy Tavern)
Chiarello Family Cabernet Sauvignon Bambino, Napa 2006 (at Bottega)
Chiarello Family Zinfandel Giana, Napa 2006 (at Bottega)
Loring Rosella's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2007
Moulin des Sablons, Chinon 2006 (at Gramercy Tavern)
Orin Swift The Prisoner, Napa 2007
Palazzo Cabernet Franc, Truchard Vineyard 2005 (at The French Laundry)
Pisoni Vineyard Pinots
Steltzner Sangiovese, Napa 2005 (at Bottega)
Tor Syrah Durell Vineyards Clone 1, Carneros 2003 (at Per Se)

White Wines (incl Sparkling Wine and Champagne)

Whites under $20:

Domaine Ste. Michelle Brut NV 
Foxglove Chardonnay 2007
Gruet Brut 
Guigal Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2007 
Les Charmes Chardonnay 2007
Mionetto Prosecco
No. 99 Estates Wayne Gretzky Unoaked Chardonnay 2007
Segura Viudas Brut Reserva

Whites over $20:
Calera Viognier, Mt. Harlan 2007 (at The French Laundry)
Orin Swift The Veladora, Napa 2007
Pierre Gimonnet Blanc de Blancs, 1er Cru MV (at Per Se)
Schramsberg Blanc de Blancs 2005 (at The French Laundry)

Wine Bars and Wineries
Casellula Cheese and Wine Cafe (NYC)

Proof (Washington DC)

Wine Stores
Tinto Fino (NYC, Best Place for Spanish Wines)