We all have a different favorite style of Chardonnay – just ask and we'll try to describe it. It might be easier, however, to track what we buy, which is often the same labels again and again. Some will only buy pricey Chardonnay produced from cool, Carneros grapes in California.
Sometimes when I’m watching a movie I see the people onscreen pour a medium-light red wine and sip it in such a satisfied way you know the wine is just perfect: not too fruity, not to dry, not too pretentious, very smooth and satisfying overall. Well, this wine actually is
One very interesting aspect of the wine tasting profession is the notion of a regional palate. The difference is clear to those who judge at competitions that use tasters from all over the world, or even just from different parts of North America, from east to west coast. There is
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It takes guts to grow premium wine grapes—plus a sizable amount of cash, a love of farming, and the fortitude to deal with the ongoing challenges, both environmental and political, of producing a great glass of wine. Frost may not-read more-
The most open and evolved of Twomey's 2008 Pinot Noirs, this Russian River Valley ruby red beauty surprises with sunny orange peel on the nose opening up to ripe cherries. Soft with a zing on the front of the palate,-read more-
William Allen, of Simple Hedonisms, contributed three great Russian River Pinots, 2007 Siduri Sapphire Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir ($41), 2007 Lynmar Estate Hawk Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir ($70), and 2007 Holdredge Pinot Noir Wren Hop ($50). Total retail value $161.00. 2007-read more-
Gary Finnan, of GFC Marketecture, contributed this marvelous bottle of Williams Selyem Russian River Pinot, 2002. Retail value is $65.00. "Deeply pitched red and black pinot fruit aromas nuanced by hints of mocha and spice combine with sexy, rich and generous-read more-