There is no higher compliment a wine critic can pay a producer than to purchase their wine. So, you want to know what wines this reviewer really likes?
Here's what I've been spending my hard earned money on lately - and all of these score a strong 4.5 stars:
(Click on the wine to see the complete review)
2009 Lapostolle Sauvignon Blanc $10 - Terrific warm weather go-to white. Crisp, delicious, and everywhere.
2009 Wente Chardonnay Morning Fog $11 - Just a good goddamned bottle of Chardonnay at a very fair price.
2008 Chamisal Vineyards Chardonnay $14 - Striking. Pure flavors unencumbered by interfering wood.
2009 La Follette Chardonnay Sangiacomo Vineyard $30 - Boy, I love this wine. Really, really love it.