2009

Captûre Wines Debuts Three French-Style Reds

Master winemakersMay-Britt and Denis Malbec, the husband-and-wife team previously with Château Latour in Bordeaux, have unveiled a series of reds from Captûre Wines in Sonoma County. “Our new red wines have a distinct French sensibility that is reflective of both the unique terroir of the Tin Cross Vineyards as well as our approach to winemaking,” […]

Leisure: Blanc Check

Rich, extracted, full of fresh acidity, and rife with wild-honey, spice, and ginger notes, the Raats Family 2009 Chenin Blanc is powerful, elegant, and uniquely South African. Part of what makes Raats Chenin Blanc such a seducer is the lushness of grapes from 50- and 60-year-old untrellised bush vines, which produce lower yields and more […]

Clos Solène 2009 Essence de Roussane Paso Robles

This wine, which debuted in 2007, has already established owners Solène and Guillaume Fabre as consummate producers of the luscious varietal. Wonderful scents of honeysuckle and herbes de Provence blend with traces of granite on the nose, while flavors of white peach and nectarine regale the palate.