Cool climate Carneros delivers up some great pinots and chards, and this refined Artesa beauty delivers value too. Soft, elegant tannins and subtle acidity break into bright, luscious red cherry, raspberry, apple pie spice and a long, dusty finish.3.5 stars out of 5. Sweetness=2 out of 10 (dry to sweet). $22
Taylor is a self-proclaimed Southern foodie, turned Californian food, wine, and gardening hipster.