Garnacha de Fuego ‘09 6/20
Spicy peppery raspberry goodness from Spain. Eminently gulpable.
Gouguenheim Malbec ‘09 8/26
Thick, rich jammy cherry and blackberry...a big boy.
Lafond Lirac Rouge ’09 10/38
Big, powerful, juicy CdR. Peppery, herby, spicy, and loads of kirsch and blackberry.
Cartlidge & Browne Cabernet ‘09 9/26
Delicious and full bodied with plums, currants, and vanilla shadings.
Vinum Pinot Noir ’09 7/26
Juicy, fruity Pinot Noir from the outstanding 09 vintage in California.
Cedarville Zinfandel ‘09 38
Berries and spice, pepper and hints of vanilla make this a zinful charmer.
Audoin Marsannay “Ragonneau” ‘08 50
A brilliant, artisanal Burgundy producer making gorgeous Pinot Noir in a great vintage.
Qupe Syrah Central Coast ‘09 38
Spicy cool climate syrah. Dark berries, white pepper, and zippy acids make this a bracing California red.
Chateau Smith Cabernet ‘08 38
Big and bold currant and black cherry with firm tannins to give it shape.
Mas de Boislauzon Chateauneuf du Pape ‘09 60
Top producer, amazing vintage, one of France’s greatest Reds.
by Bobby Cognac