Josh's Secret "Wine Crush": Castello di Verduno 'Basadone' Pelaverga

Verduno's Pelaverga is 100% "geek juice," but I love it with all of my heart. With its spicy, red fruited character, it's such a joyful bottle of wine to smell and sip, 

Willamette Valley Magic: 2021 Colene Clemens 'Dopp Creek' Pinot Noir

Another vintage of Colene Clemens' Dopp Creek Pinot Noir, another 94 point rating from Wine Spectator.

Very Rare and Very Tasty: Punta Crena Lumassina

Lumassina is a very rare grape that is only found in coastal Liguria. Punta Crena is one of the top producers of this unique grape, and thank God for importers like Kermit Lynch for bringing lesser-known wines like this one to the US. 

Absurd Old Vine Zin Value: 2021 Marietta Cellars Roman Zinfandel

Marietta Cellars is one of my favorite domestic producers, and their 2021 Roman Zinfandel showcases Scott Bilbro's mastery of Red Zin.

Pleasure-Bent Paso Robles Cab: 2021 Vina Robles Limited Selection

The Vina Robles Cabernet Sauvignon captures the style of Paso Robles Cab and then some. Quite rich, plush, and luxurious, it's my pick for the top US-made Cab value that we stock.

"Robust and Generous:" 2021 Tensley Syrah

Joey Tensley knows the ups, downs, and all-arounds of Santa Barbara Syrah, and his latest release is pure, ripe, and pleasure-bent.

Marietta Cellars' Crown Jewel: 2021 Angeli Estate Zinfandel

From the dreamy 2021 vintage, Marietta's Angeli Estate Zinfandel is in fine nearly perfect 96 points.

Ripe and Decadent White: La Bouscatiere Cotes du Rhone Blanc

It might sound like a stretch when I say Bouscatiere's white Cotes du Rhone is reminiscent of Condrieu, but I stand firmly behind that assessment...

"Delicious and Still Quite Complex:" 2019 Bodegas Muga Rioja Crianza 'El Anden de la Estacion'

I've been a longtime fan of the wines of Muga, one of the top addresses in Rioja. I never knew they made a Crianza, but their 2019 El Anden de la Estacion is splendid.

"Mini Super Tuscan," Under $15: Moris Farms Mandriolo Rosso

One of my top tips for finding extreme value wines is simple. Buy the entry-level wine(s) from top estates. That's exactly what you get with the 2021 Moris Farms Mandriolo Rosso, a pure and delightful blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Petit Verdot.

Delicious, Fresh, Full-Bodied: Argiolas 'Is Argiolas' Vermentino

Argiolas is one of Sardinia's most oldest and most respected estates, and they craft one of the greatest Vermentinos on the planet. This is it! 

Vibrant and Vivacious: La Spinetta Vermentino

La Spinetta's Vermentino is one of those white wines I could just smell all day. It tastes just as good as it smells too!

The Essence of Radda Sangiovese: Caparsa Rosso di Caparsa

The 2021 Caparsa Rosso di Caparsa is a wine I can't stop pondering. The essence of pure, traditional, and honest Sangiovese, it easily tops most Chianti Classicos, many of which cost a lot more.

"Autumn in France" Six-Pack Samplers

With fall in the air, we put together a superb selection of French wines (2 whites, 1 rose, 3 reds) to make wine-buying as easy as possible. 

Unrivaled White Wine Value: La Chapelle du Bastion Picpoul de Pinet

Talk about the perfect white wine for all seasons! La Chapelle du Bastion's Picpoul crushes its competitors with its balance of freshness and bold flavors.

Dreamy White Burgundy: 2022 Chateau Vitallis Macon-Fuisse

It's another stellar vintage of the Vitallis Macon-Fuisse. This out-classes many Pouilly-Fuisses, but it comes to you at a much more attractive price. 

Sensational Sancerre Deal: Domaine Etienne Daulny Sancerre

Many of you know and love Domaine Daulny's Sancerre, a wine we have stocked since we opened back in 2010. I'm here to tell you the '22 is a revelatory wine.

Best of Both Worlds: Howard Park 'Flint Rock' Shiraz

For those who love New and Old World Syrah and Shiraz, it doesn't get much better than Howard Park's Flint Rock bottling.

Unbelievable Piedmont Value: 2018 Gianluigi Lano 'Lanot' Langhe Rosso

Piedmont and Value are rarely encountered in the same sentence, but they are in full force in the 2018 Lanot Langhe Rosso. We've featured this before, and I'm sure we'll feature it again. 

Better than most Sancerres, Less than $25: Domaine Adele Rouze Quincy

I am in love with the 2022 Adele Rouze Quincy, and I think it is the best vintage of this wine I've ever enjoyed. 

Big and Complex Flavors at a Great Price: 2019 Decero Cabernet Sauvignon

Decero does it again! Their 2019 Remolinos Vineyard Cab is one of the top Cab values in the world.