Somm's Corner

Learn about wines, who makes them, where they come from, and get suggestions for what to try.

An Off The Charts Bang For The Buck Red

An Off The Charts Bang For The Buck Red

This red wine is rated 92 points by the Wine Advocate and is only $10.99!2016 Enrique Mondoza Alicante Monastrell "La Tremenda"   The name "Monastrell" is the Spanish name for the mourvedre grape. The flavors of this grape are meaty, rich, dry, rustic, and earthy. Quick facts about the wine. Made in Valencia, Spain Varietal: Mourvedre Our price: $10.99 We...
A Unicorn Of A Wine

A Unicorn Of A Wine

A terrific red bordeaux for under $20. Don't pass on this amazing value!  Chateau Perron Graves Rouge 2010 is from Graves in southern Bordeaux. It has a luscious midpalate with flavors of dark fruit, leather, and allspice. The finish is long and lovely.  Quick facts about the wine. Made in the Graves region in Bordeaux, France Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot,...
Elegant, Restrained Zinfandel

Elegant, Restrained Zinfandel

An interview with Ann Dashe from Dashe Cellars talking about her juicy, delicious, but restrained Zinfandel, Les Enfants Terribles.  
Buy A Bottle And You'll Want A Case

Buy A Bottle And You'll Want A Case

Rosé season is around the corner and Hoyt is breaking out his favorite Rose – Fontsainte Corbieres Gris de Gris 2018.   This French Rosé is from the South of France. It tastes of fresh strawberries, citrus fruit, and has amazing floral characteristics in the nose. It is the perfect wine for sitting out on the patio in the afternoon....