The hunt for a red October (and beyond)
Here's where to find some of the wines mentioned in this article:
Moric's 2008 Burgenland Blaufränkisch is available at Wine Exchange in Orange, (714) 974-1454, http://www.winex.com; and Domaine LA, Los Angeles, (323) 932-0280, domaine547.com, about $26.
The Pfneiszl 2007 Soproni Kekfrankos is available at the Wine House in West Los Angeles, (310) 479-3731, http://www.winehouse.com; Larchmont Village Wine, (323) 856-8699; and Woodland Hills Wine Co. in Woodland Hills, (818) 222-1111, http://www.whwc.com, about $15.
Anna Maria Abbona's 2008 "Sori dij But" Dolcetto di Dogliani is available at John & Pete's Fine Wines & Spirits, West Hollywood, (310) 657-3080, http://www.johnandpetes.com; Woodland Hills Wine Co.; and the Wine House, about $16.
Vietti's 2008 "Tre Vigni" Barbera d'Asti is widely available, including Wine Hotel in Los Angeles, (323) 937-9463, http://www.thewinehotel.com; and Rosso Wine Shop, Glendale, (818) 330-9130, http://www.rossowineshop.com, about $15.
Castello di Verduno's 2008 Pelaverga is available at K&L Wine Merchants in Hollywood, (323) 464-9463, http://www.klwines.com; the Wine House; and Woodland Hills Wine Merchant, about $23.
Foradori's 2008 Rotaliano Teroldego is found at Domaine LA, Rosso Wine Shop and Woodland Hills Wine Merchant, about $22.
Baudry's 2008 Domaine Chinon is available at John & Pete's, Domaine LA and Wine Exchange, about $17.
Moulin de Gassac's 2009 "Guilhem l'Herault" Red Blend is available at the Wine Hotel and Rosso Wine Shop, about $10.
Domaine Gardiés "Millieres" Cotes du Roussillon can be found at Wine House, Wine Exchange and Woodland Hills Wine Co., about $15.
Unti Vineyards' 2008 "Dry Creek Valley" Grenache is available at Duke of Bourbon, Canoga Park, (818) 341-1234, about $26.
Melville's 2008 "Verna's, Santa Rita Hills" Syrah is available at Wally's Wine & Spirits in Los Angeles, (310) 475-0606, http://www.wallywine.com; Wine Exchange; Wine House; and John & Pete's, about $22.
— Patrick Comiskey