Wines You Should Buy: The Short List

Mostly, people just ask me what they should buy and could care less about my running life with wine. So here goes a short list (it’s a bit offbeat, and at least the Firesteed may be hard to find):

  • Three Thieves 2003 California Zinfandel
  • Carlton 2002 Roads End Pinot Noir
  • Firesteed Pinot Noir 2001Willamette Valley
  • Raptor Ridge 2003 Yamhill Counte Pinot Gris
  • 2002 Tyrus Evan Syrah
  • Torii Mor Pinot Noir 2002
  • Edna Valley 2001 Paragon Syrah

Comments (4)

  1. I was tempted to pick up the Three Thieves at Larry’s the other day. Good for a confirmation…

  2. My current fave is Panza 2000 a Petite Syrah from Stags Leap Ranch

  3. SeanO says:

    Hey John, where can I go about buying the Three Thieves? I’ve heard of it before, and can’t seem to find it.

  4. You can find the Three Thieves Web site at I purchased mine at Esquin, a Seattle wine store. I’ve seen it in various supermarkets as well. If you’re ordering online, I found it at I’ve never purchased from WineZap, so caveat emptor, but they seem to have it in stock.