Category: Older Vintages

1996 Stony Hill Semillon de Soleil, Napa

OK. I admit it. I really don’t like dessert wines. Eiswein? Forget it. Muscat? Ick. Even many Sauternes just are

1985 Chateaux Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Pauillac (Bordeax), France

There’s something remarkable about the generosity of wine lovers and collectors. Their willingness to share a bottle, even the most

1994 Zind Humbrecht “Heimbourg” Gewurztraminer Vendange Tardive, Turkheim, Alsace

Today we are exploring off-dry wines as part of the monthly virtual tasting event known as Wine Blogging Wednesday. This

1980 Beringer Vineyards Private Reserve “Lemmon-Chabot Vineyard” Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa

The only way to start a story about Beringer Winery is: Once Upon A Time, there were two brothers, Frederick

A New Category: Older Vintages

Today I am inaugurating a new category of wine reviews focusing on older vintages. Sometimes called “library wines” these wines

The Legendary Year For Bordeaux: What Does 1982 Taste Like?

THE BACKGROUND Picture this: the young Robert M. Parker, Jr. has been selling his newsletter, The Wine Advocate for four

1995 Ovello Barbaresco Riserva, Piemonte, Italy

This is the secret forgotten wine. The frozen man of wine, stuck in a glacier and thawed out in someones

1995 Providence Vineyards “Marangai,” Matakana, New Zealand

I don’t often cellar wines for long periods of time, but occasionally I’ll leave a bottle to sit for 6