Syrah/Shiraz

MollyDooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz 2011

We have a crush on a Blue Eyed Boy

“People felt themselves watching him even before they knew that there was anything different about him. His eyes made a person think that he heard things that no one else had ever heard, that he knew things no one had ever guessed before. He did not seem quite human.” ― Carson McCullers (The Heart is […]

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Jean-Luc Colombo Cape Bleue Rosé 2013

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“Drinking wine was not a snobbism nor a sign of sophistication nor a cult; it was as natural as eating and to me as necessary.” ― Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast Don’t get caught up in the chase for the shiny new cult wines. The hunt for the “best” is an fruitless quest; Ego Wines […]

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Troublemaker Road Trip :: Join the Trouble

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“Trouble is my business.” – Raymond Chandler Trouble is the Wine Harlots middle name. (Yeah, it looks weird on the passport, but trouble is our birthright.) So when I heard the Troublemaker was coming to town, I brought out the A Game. (And lined up a couple of bail bondsmen. When you bring the A […]

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Calcu Rosé Reserva 2012

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“I’d love to have the whole place swimming in roses” ― James Joyce Wine Harlots would love to have the place swimming in rosés. Especially now, in the dog days of summer, with the sun beating down, the relentless heat and humidity, the sweat rolling down your back in such an attractive way, rosés cut through […]

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3CV Bank 2010

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“A night of exhilaration, of boredom and terror, in which the merest of sounds took on other forms – grew large in the expanse of darkness. After several hours the sheep gradually stopped calling to each other from across the river banks, and a brittle quiet descended. I desperately wanted to walk down to the […]

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Château d’Aquéria Tavel Rosé 2011

Château d’Aquéria Tavel Rosé 2011 Chateau d'Aqueria Travel Rose

“You’re here!” Isabelle danced up to them in delight, carrying a glass of fuchsia liquid, which she thrust at Clary. “Have some of this!” Clary squinted at it. “Is it going to turn me into a rodent?” “Where is the trust? I think it’s strawberry juice,” Isabelle said. “Anyways, it’s yummy. Jace?” She offered him […]

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Naked Rebel

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“All I’m writing is just what I feel, that’s all. I just keep it almost naked. And probably the words are so bland.”  ― Jimi Hendrix You know Wine Harlots is all about Naked Rebel.  Rebels Without Clothes? Defiant nude mutineers, count us in. Being naked is being fearless. Being courageous enough to take a leap of faith […]

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Pepperwood Grove Pinot Noir

bottle shot of Pepperwood Grove pinot noir a red Chilean wine from Don Sebastini and Dons

“Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.” — Frank Zappa   Writing about wine is like a fish riding a bicycle. (Ok. I know. That doesn’t make a lick of sense, not even in Zappaland, but you get what you pay for here at Wine Harlots). If you want good sense and exquisite writing, […]

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Parducci True Grit Petite Sirah 2008

bottle shot of Parducci True Grit Petite Sirah a bold red wine. The label is parchment gold with a pair of cowboy boots on the label.

“It takes a little courage, and a little self-control. And some grim determination, If you want to reach the goal. It takes a great deal of striving, and a firm and stern-set chin. No matter what the battle, if you really want to win, there’s no easy path to glory. There is no road to […]

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Montes Star Angel Syrah 2007

bottle shot of Chilean winemaker Montes American brand Star Angel syrah the wine bottle is dark with a purple capsule and a white label studded with shooting stars

“Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love.” — Charles Maurice de Talleyrand  Chilean wine giant Montes has a stateside brand Star Angel with grapes sourced from Paso Robles. The Montes Star Angel Syrah 2007 is a powerful wine with a deep ruby hue with flavors and aromas of […]

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