Vinogram: Anaba Pinot Noir 2013

Last night’s wine: @anaba_wines 2013 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. Lovely aromas of red fruit; lush and layered flavors of plum, red cherry, boysenberry with baking spice and subtle earth notes. $36/bottle #wine #vinogram #lastnightswine #winewednesday #pinotnoir #sonomacoast #californiawine A photo posted by Robin Austin (@amgastronomer) on May 25, 2016 at 10:49am PDT For more information […]

Barrymore Pinot Grigio 2013

Imagine if the bright, upbeat and fun personality of Drew Barrymore could be bottled in a white wine. What you’d get is the 2013 Barrymore Pinot Grigio. The wine is a partnership between Barrymore Wines, founded by the actress and wine enthusiast, and Carmel Road Winery. The grapes are grown in Monterey, California, a cool, […]

Patel: Small Winery with Big Taste

When Robert Parker awards your first wine a 95, you know you’ve made something special. But don’t let that number bias you toward Patel Winery. It’s more of a treat if you taste the Napa wines without any preconceived notions. That’s how I came to meet owner Raj Patel, at last year’s High Museum Atlanta […]

Kimmel Illuminate Chardonnay 2013

Looking for an unoaked Chardonnay at an unbeatable price point? Try the 2013 Illuminate North Coast Chardonnay from Kimmel Vineyards. It’s a delicious answer to oak fatigue – that sensation when you drink a heavy-handed Chardonnay and you fear you might find a splinter in your tongue. The Illuminate Chardonnay is stainless steel fermented with […]

Standout Sauvignon Blanc from California

Made famous by France and today grown all over the world, Sauvignon Blanc is a favorite among white wine drinkers. But you don’t need to go international to find a world class Sauvignon Blanc – just look to California. Here are the Amateur Gastronomer’s picks for standout Sauvignon Blanc from California. If the warm weather […]