Category: Boutique Wines

Napa History in Three Acres and Three Vintages

Some people have beautifully manicured front lawns. Some people have barely manageable jungles. And some are lucky enough to have

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Vinography Unboxed: Week of 8/23/20

Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I’m pleased to bring you the latest installment of

Steve Edmunds

The Inertia of Integrity: The Wines of Edmunds St. John

Sometimes, a simple question is enough to change the course of a life. For Steve Edmunds, that question, posed by

Adam Lee Portrait

The Reincarnation of Pinot Noir: Adam Lee’s Clarice Project

If you went looking for a poster child, rags-to-riches wine success story in California, you’d be hard-pressed to find a

Jamie Kutch

Evolving From Strength to Confidence: The Wines of Jamie Kutch

I have written about the wines of Jamie Kutch several times here on Vinography. This is due, in part, to

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100 Tastes from the Wine & Spirits Top 100 Tasting

For those in the wine trade, one of the characteristics of Spring has long been the proliferation of wine tasting

Napa’s Epic Harvest: Tasting the 2018 Vintage at Premiere Napa Valley

Some people run a marathon once each year. That’s not my speed. Instead, I knuckle down and taste 200 Cabernets

Putting Terroir Where Your Mouth Is: The Extraordinary Wines of Pedro Parra

The van bumps down the dirt road and comes to a halt at the top of a steep unmarked lane

Napa’s Royal Cabernets: The Wines of Oakville

While often considered a single “place” when it comes to wine, Napa is hardly a monolithic growing region. Each of

Vinoptima: Too Much of a Good Thing

There’s no doubt that wine is romantic, and that this romance inspires and motivates consumers and producers alike, especially in

The Secret Grapes of the Willamette Valley

An ironic dichotomy characterizes many young wine regions around the world. Lacking the hundreds or even thousands of years worth

The Rockstar Vintage: Tasting 2016 Cabernet at Premiere Napa Valley

Some people run a marathon once each year. That’s not my speed. Instead, I knuckle down and taste 200 Cabernets

New Zealand’s Heart of Limestone: The Wines of Bell Hill

While I have found a great deal of truth in the saying that “wine only grows in beautiful places” not

Pinot and Syrah With a View: Some Current Releases from Peay Vineyards

As a wine reviewer who gets paid next to nothing for his work, I have the luxury of only reviewing

15 Years of Argentina’s Finest Malbec

There was a time early in my wine drinking life that I did not care for Argentine Malbec. I frankly

The Evolution of Furmint: Tasting with Zoltan Demeter

I returned to Hungary this past Spring, and on my brief visit to the Tokaj region, I didn’t miss the

Tokaji Barta: The Old King in a New House

Few traditional wine regions in the world can avoid something of a sneer when contemplating those with new money and

Jamie Kutch and the Refinement of California Pinot Noir

“I was always a hobby person as a kid, but I I would push them beyond where anyone would normally

The Lodi Zinfandel Revolution Continues

Let me begin with total honesty. I fell out of love with Zinfandel. When I first got into wine, I