FLO

I recently had the pleasure of meeting jazz musician and winemaker, Marcus Johnson, and to taste his brand, FLO Wines. Johnson and his trio set the festive mood at the annual Wine Over LA toast to diversity - featuring African-American, Latino, and female vintners. Over the last year, I have been enjoying more Chardonnay's aged …

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Vina Sympatica Sparkling Wine

Made from the French Colombard grape, this Sparking white is the perfect balance of bubbles to compliment its satisfying flavor. I usually reserve Sparkling Wines for Sunday afternoons. But I would sip this wine anytime. It has a distinct flavor that reminds me of Granny Smith apples and pear. Its crisp finish, with only a …

A Perfect 10

Throughout history the number 10 has always represented the concept of wholeness, soundness and being complete. Jean-Charles Boisset designed this unique wine to represent all that Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is renowned for.. structure, balance and power. It is a perfect 10! ​ The JCB N° 10 explodes out of the glass with notes of …

Wente Morning Fog

After the 3rd worst storm in Memphis history since Elvis (the storm, not the rock n’ roller), hundreds of thousands of residents were left without power. And, of course, this would happen during my visit. We ventured to find an open restaurant – J. Alexander’s Redlands Grill, where they served a fantastic Chardonnay with hints …

Melanin

I was introduced to this gem by a dear friend who had a bottle on hand. THE CHARLES WINE COMPANY’S MELANIN PINOT NOIR is a complex, medium bodied wine with dark cherry, boysenberry, and blackberry flavors, with a touch of mocha. Crafted from grapes in the  Lodi Central Valley, the perfect climate for varietals. This family-owned, …