Category: Red Wine

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

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

A Look at 2014 Napa Cabernet: Tasting at Premiere Napa Valley

Each year, the Napa Valley Vintners Association pulls out all the stops to host its annual fundraising event known as

The Glory of 2013 Napa Cabernet: Tasting Premiere Napa Valley

Each year, the Napa Valley Vintners Association pulls out all the stops to host its annual fundraising event known as

A Dose of Claret: Visiting With 2010 Bordeaux

I have two confessions to make, the first slightly more gauche (among wine lovers) than the last. Here goes. I

Setting a New Bar for Oregon Pinot: Brittan Vineyards

Expressed briefly, making a great wine is rather simple. You find the right piece of ground; you put the right

MORIC: The Apogee of Blaufränkisch

“I am hardcore,” says Roland Velich, describing his winemaking while lounging in the mid-century modern comfort of his living room,

72 Pinot Noirs on a Sunny Afternoon: Tasting at IPNC 2014

I go to a lot of wine tastings, and have come to really appreciate those that are produced well. It

Drew Wines, Mendocino, CA: Recent Releases

Jason Drew is talking to me about ripeness. “It’s not easy to answer the question of what ripe tastes like,”

Blaufränkisch is Best Before Breakfast

In the pantheon of wine grapes, a precious few are revered for what some refer to as their transparency to

You Bet Your Blauburgunder: Exploring Austrian Pinot Noir

Hello from Vienna, Austria, where I am spending a few days wandering around what has to be the greatest indoor

25 Years in the Hills: A Seven Hills Winery Retrospective

We’re funny, us humans. We like to draw these imaginary lines on the earth and give names to the places

Checking On Some Older CA Pinot Noir

Once upon a time, among the many criticisms leveled at California wine, there existed the notion that California wines did

2008 Rivers-Marie “Summa Old Vines” Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

We hear a lot (and I certainly write a lot) about wineries or wine labels that represent the realization of

Jim Barry Wines, Clare Valley, Australia: Some Current Releases

The early American colonists were at a pretty big disadvantage when it came to making their own wine. It just

Icon Wines of Napa: A Tasting

What would you do if someone offered to hold a tasting of all the best Cabernets in Napa according to

Drinking The Past: The Wines of Zorah, Armenia

Wines are always a link to our past. At the very least they tell a story of a previous season,

An Obsession With Pinot: The Wines of Jamie Kutch

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

Keplinger Wines, Napa: Current Releases

One of the most often proclaimed credentials for winemakers in California consists of having been trained in the Old World.