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Rodney Strong Symmetry Red Meritage Alexander Valley

Wine Review: Rodney Strong Symmetry Red Meritage Alexander Valley 2013

By Snooth Editorial

Black cherry and cherry cola aromas with floral violets and fresh baking spice. Dark, brooding and richly spiced on the palate, smoky and earthy on entry with..

September 21, 2017

Roserock By Drouhin Oregon Eola-Amity Hills Chardonnay

Wine Review: Roserock By Drouhin Oregon Eola-Amity Hills Chardonnay 2015

By Snooth Editorial

Tangerine peel and fresh apple aromas with touches of lemon and honeysuckle on the nose. Smooth, silky textured yet still assertive on the palate, this brings..

September 20, 2017

Beaulieu Vineyard Bv Tapestry Reserve Napa Valley

Wine Review: Beaulieu Vineyard Bv Tapestry Reserve Napa Valley 2013

By Snooth Editorial

Dark blackberry and black currant fruit with medium heat, tea leaf, vanilla bean and rich cream on the nose. Full bodied, textured and firm on the palate with..

September 19, 2017

Rodney Strong Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Wine Review: Rodney Strong Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2014

By Snooth Editorial

Spicy cinnamon and vanilla bean aromas with chocolate cherry and mineral earth. Loads of dark berry flavors with cherry, fizzy cola and fresh spice - berry ap..

September 18, 2017

Flora Springs Family Select Chardonnay

Wine Review: Flora Springs Family Select Chardonnay 2016

By Snooth Editorial

Lemon cream and butterscotch aromas with gentle floral notes and baking spice. Smooth and velvety on entry with vanilla and brioche notes to start, developing..

September 15, 2017

It’s not all about Zinfandel.

It’s not all about Zinfandel.

By Snooth Editorial

Zinfandel lovers unite in Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley. Eno-tourists are anxious to visit the area known to some as the Zinfandel grape’s spiritual home. But ple..

September 15, 2017 in Wine Reviews

The Water and Your Wine

The Water and Your Wine

By Nova McCune Cadamatre MW

Galileo once said “Wine is water, held together by sunlight.” With all the record rainfall that NY has been getting this year, it’s been impossible not to thi..

September 15, 2017 in Wine Reviews

Parducci True Grit Reserve Petite Sirah Mendocino

Wine Review: Parducci True Grit Reserve Petite Sirah Mendocino 2014

By Snooth Editorial

Pleasant aromas of red fruits and savory bouillon. Concentrated, rich and full bodied with a bold fruit expression of black currant and black cherry which exp..

September 13, 2017

The Many Sides of German Wine

The Many Sides of German Wine

By Alan Tardi

This past spring I took my very first wine trip to Germany. Before I took off, I did a bit of homework: There are thirteen regions (Anbaugebiete) for quality ..

September 8, 2017 in Wine Reviews

Wine Grapes in the Spotlight

Wine Grapes in the Spotlight

By Snooth Editorial

Today we’re profiling a wine grape of true substance. It’s an undisputed champion of depth in terms of both color and fruit. This grape gives new meaning to t..

September 1, 2017 in Wine Reviews

Summer Rosé for Fall & Winter Pairings

Summer Rosé for Fall & Winter Pairings

By Mark Angelillo

Have you been drowning in rosé? For most of us it’s a summertime guarantee. Gratefully, the majority of rosé have something unique to share. Endless combinati..

September 1, 2017 in Wine Reviews

Spanish Wines in the Shadows

Spanish Wines in the Shadows

By John Downes

Navarra may sound like a dusty desert town in an old Western movie but in reality it’s a little known wine region that’s been overshadowed by Rioja, its illus..

August 17, 2017 in Commentary

The Last Wines of Summer

The Last Wines of Summer

By Snooth Editorial

Apples, gourds, and snifters of port are right around the corner. Let’s cherish the last bits of summer before they’re all gone. Here are four choice picks, a..

August 17, 2017 in Wine Reviews

It’s Time to Rethink Cava

It’s Time to Rethink Cava

By Michelle Williams

What comes to mind when I say Cava? Perhaps your initial thoughts are inexpensive and great for mimosas or other sparkling cocktails. Cava has suffered a bit ..

August 11, 2017 in Wine Reviews

The Future of New Zealand Wine

The Future of New Zealand Wine

By Cameron Douglas MS

The future of New Zealand wine is strong – both through local sales and, increasingly, export. International trade in wine remains highly competitive, market ..

August 4, 2017 in Wine Reviews

The Future of Emilio Moro

The Future of Emilio Moro

By Snooth Editorial

You already know and adore Emilio Moro. This winery is the jewel of Ribera del Duero. The Moro family, now four generations deep into winemaking, is known for..

August 4, 2017 in Wine Reviews

Expert Reveals German Wine Secrets

Expert Reveals German Wine Secrets

It’s no secret that we love German wines, but there’s more to them than meets the eye. Germany is well known for superior winemaking, perfectly evolved grape ..

July 31, 2017 in Wine Reviews

Spanish Wines Get Specific

Spanish Wines Get Specific

By John Downes

As the world’s winemakers look to single vineyard wines to mark them out from the crowd, a trip through southern Spain with the Grandes Pagos de Espana took o..

July 14, 2017 in Wine Reviews

This wine region is making waves.

This wine region is making waves.

By Snooth Editorial

This region may have a section at your local retailer, but perhaps you haven’t noticed it yet. Then again, the wines may appear in the catchall “Wines of the ..

July 14, 2017 in Wine Reviews

What it means to be a wine icon.

What it means to be a wine icon.

By Mark Angelillo

There are lots of wine brands out there, but only some can be called iconic. These brands shape winemaking in a forward-positive direction. They lead the char..

July 11, 2017 in Wine Reviews

Superior Summer Reds: Dolcetto

Superior Summer Reds: Dolcetto

By Alan Tardi

On the last night of Nebbiolo Prima, something quite unusual happened: we left the area of Barolo and drove thirty minutes south, to the township of Dogliani,..

June 23, 2017 in Wine Reviews

Wine in the Movies & on TV

Wine in the Movies & on TV

By Snooth Editorial

We've had a relationship with wine for several millennia and counting. This relationship has been documented in a number of ways, but so much has been lost to..

June 22, 2017 in Commentary

Chenin Blanc Strikes Back

Chenin Blanc Strikes Back

By Mark Angelillo

In case you haven’t heard, June 17th is Chenin Blanc Day. And like so many wine lovers, one of the first places I go for great Chenin Blanc is South Africa. W..

June 16, 2017 in Wine Reviews

Beaujolais Wine is in Bloom

Beaujolais Wine is in Bloom

By John Downes

Some Burgundy winemakers pull their noses up at Beaujolais but, like it or not, these hilly picturesque vineyards just up the road from Macon are an integral ..

June 9, 2017 in Wine Reviews

Secret Sauce Wines: Murrieta’s Well

Secret Sauce Wines: Murrieta’s Well

By Mark Angelillo

My admiration for Murrieta’s Well and their winemaker, Robbie Meyer, is no secret. I’m so glad that The Whip and The Spur are available at retail shops across..

June 1, 2017 in Wine Reviews

A Journey to the Heart of Rías Baixas

A Journey to the Heart of Rías Baixas

By Mark Angelillo

Have you ever tasted ten wines in sixty minutes? In my experience this is one of the best ways to get a crash course in a grape or region. You’ll come away wi..

May 18, 2017 in Commentary

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