Le Clos D’un Jour 2010

While catching up with a wine rep/friend of mine the other night at Buceo 95, a terrific wine and tapas bar on the Upper West Side, I was reacquainted with Le Clos D’Un Jour. That’s both the name of the winery, in Cahors, as well as the name of this particular cuvée....

Mas Coutelou Sauve De La Citerne

I’m kind of breaking the rules by reviewing this wine, because it goes for around $30. However, it only comes in magnums, and that’s two bottles-worth, so it really only costs around $15, so it works for me. Jean-Francois Coutelou — locally known as Jeff — has been...

Montinore Estate 2012 Borealis

In the heart of the Willamette Valley lie 210 certified Biodynamic and organic acres, all owned and operated by the Marchesi family. Rudy is the head of the clan, which came to Oregon via the Bronx. I really like that, but what I like even more are their wines. In a...

Colombaia IGT Rosso Jeune Vigne

About twenty years ago, Dante and Helena Lomazzi became the third generation of winemakers at Dante’s four hectare family winery in Tuscany. In 1990 he converted the agriculture to organic (certified) and now practices biodynamic viticulture. The Rosso Jeune Vigne is...

Sixteen 600 Estate Zinfandel 2010

Phil Coturri is one of the premier grape growers in Sonoma, and is now producing his own label. This wine does what a California Zinfandel should… it packs a punch, and is big and juicy, but it doesn’t just hit you over the head and make you go to sleep....

Domaine Des 2 Anes Fontanilles 2009

I found myself in Soho on two separate occasions this past week, and one wine reared its lovely head on each trip — once by the glass at Cocotte, and the second time in a conversation with Paul Shaked at The Cleveland, who was bemoaning the fact that he couldn’t get...