|Region:||USA » California » Santa Barbara County » Santa Ynez Valley|
Very fruity on the nose with mocha cocoa tones over a bit of oak spice. This is full of fruit that is balanced by well-integrated acidity It’s a big wine, balanced with rich dark berry fruits and a bit of raw oak. Finishes a bit short but the fruit is ...
|Region:||New Zealand » South Island|
being a suavignon blanc afficianado, i believe this wine (and maybe dog point) are the two best SB values available in the US this year from any region. like all the NZ SB's, its closure is screw-cap and any bottle will last 3 to 4 days in the fridge w...
The Wine Spies Say: DEAL ALERT! Today we are very pleased to bring you a very special value – on a very small quantity of wine. Today’s wine, a fantastic Syrah from winemaker Stephen Pessagno, pleases us on so many levels. With the holidays coming soo...
|Winery:||Domaine Jean-Louis Chave|
|Region:||France » Rhône » Northern Rhône » St. Joseph|
Beefy, hay, dry grass, farm, meadow, black pepper all contribute to a very complex nose that takes on a feminine, perfumy aspect. This is precise is precise focused and perfectly balanced. The fruit is lovely red raspberry toned with a hint of astringe...
|Region:||USA » California » Napa|
Excellent CA Cab from a "wine consultant" responsible for many of the insanely priced CA Cult Cabs. See http://www.melkawines.com/assets/upload/files/Los_Angeles_Times_Napa_s_go_to_virtuoso.pdf for an interesting read on how he meticulously runs a vin...
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Sometimes all you need is a little perspective. The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently completed a winey project in which a satellite took photos of and mapped Virginia’s vineyards. The Washington Post reporter Laura Vozzella said the project was (literally) out of this world. “ Using satellite images, N... Read More
This past week noted wine collector and infamous Chateau Margaux bottle-breaker WIlliam Sokolin passed away. He was 85 years old. According to an obituary in the New York Times yesterday, Sokolin was a “wine merchant for more than a half-century” whose father “opened a liquor store on Madison Avenue after Prohibition. Before becoming a wine-foc... Read More
Scaremongers Spark Fear Over Arsenic in WineWinemakers fume over lawsuit that alleges dangerous levels of arsenic in wine.By W. Blake Gray | Posted Friday, 20-Mar-2015 "It's the equivalent of yelling fire in a crowded theater when there is no fire and in fact, everything's perfectly safe." That's the response of Chris Lehane, a spokesman for T... Read More
There's a big lawsuit in the works right now against a slew of cheap wine producers here in the states.The suit claims that a number of wineries have failed to get their levels of arsenic under control because it exceeds legal requirements.Cupcake...Sutter Home....Menage A Trois....Franzia....Berringer....Glen Ellen....Just to name a few.I think... Read More
Hold your horses – it may not be the best idea to bring the monetary cavalry with you for your next wine purchase, according to New York University Clinical Professor of Economics Karl Storchmann. Storchmann's recent story on international news outlet SBS pointed out that though wine investing is a popular choice for oenophiles and investors wh... Read More
The south of France may soon be home to the region's first Chinese-run ... ... ... BHC International Wine Assets Management, an avid importer of French wines, made an offer to purchase Anne-Marie and Guilhem Durand's Chateau La Bastide in the country's Languedoc region. The winery is situated in the north end of the Corbieres appellation jus... Read More
July 5th. We’re halfway through 2013 and what has changed? What have we learned?Not terribly much most likely. One thing I have learned is that when someone writes that someone else has “Nailed It!” we’re probably wasting time talking about the same old crap. The validity of the 100 point scale.The effectiveness of social media.Or even better: H... Read More
Freemark Abbey was actually quite good back in the late '60s, all through the '70s and into the '80s. They were even included in the 1976 Judgment of Paris where they took 10th place, amongst some very heavyweight competition. Will post those results, fully expecting the formatting to go awry... ;-( For the reds, then the whites:RankGradeWineVin... Read More
Here’s an article that had a slim chance of being written. Pull together a case of wine from a vintage that is deemed passable at best and drink them at 33 years of age. I mean what the hell do you expect to find?How about:People, even the experts don’t know much.What is written about older vintages is a pile of steaming supposition.We are just ... Read More
As the holiday season bears down on us it’s worth taking some time to make sure that you’re doing everything you can to maximize the effects of your in-store displays. While we all love helping our customers, clear throat now, when you get swamped during the holidays, often with customers that you only see once or twice a year, you know you’re g... Read More
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