Wine Stars' Side Projects: Affordable Bottlings
High-powered wine consultants occasionally turn their talents to making affordable bottlings. Here, five to look for.
Value Wines from Star Winemakers:
2007 Chono Reserva Syrah ($14)
2008 Evening Land Oregon Pinot Noir ($25)
2006 Domaine la Soumade Rasteau Cuvée Prestige ($26)
Bordeaux-based Stéphane Derenoncourt—a.k.a. "the next Michel Rolland"—visits the Rhône to fashion powerful reds.
2007 Pulenta Estate Merlot ($26)
Paul Hobbs, among the first California winemakers to consult in Argentina's Mendoza region, crafts wines like this luscious, plummy Merlot.
2007 Alto Moncayo Veraton ($30)
Chris Ringland makes $600 Australian Shiraz—and $30 Spanish Garnacha.