Category: Undiscovered Wines

New Cabernets from Napa

When I was a kid, I wanted to be an archaeologist or an exploratory marine biologist. I had dreams of

Croatian Wine: Some Tasting Notes

There are a lot of wine regions I have yet to visit in the world, and with a young child

2004 La Stoppa “Ageno” White Blend, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Most people faced a with the choice of merely a specific color of wine to drink will consider their stated

Cadaretta Winery, Walla Walla, WA: Current Releases

I make it my habit to pay attention to new, small wineries. Generally that means seeking them out at public

2003 Meyer Family Cellars “Bonny’s Vineyard” Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville

Heritage plays out in many ways in the Napa Valley. There are only a few remaining families that have been

2005 Hughes-Wellman Cabernet Sauvignon, St. Helena, Napa Valley

Good wine is rarely made by accident. So much can go wrong in the winemaking process that to get something

2005 Star Lane Vineyards “Astral” Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Ynez Valley

There are those in the wine world who seek out (and often pay for) the best possible advice they can

Meteor Vineyard, Napa: Debut Releases

Barry Schuler may know a thing or two about running multi-billion dollar technology companies, but what he really wants to

Cooper-Garrod Vineyards, Santa Cruz Mountains: Current Releases

One of the greatest joys in my life remains the feeling I get when stumbling upon a small winery whose

2003 Meyer Family Cellars Syrah, Mendocino

There are some California appellations that need no introduction, others that will ring a bell for experienced wine lovers, and

2005 Kindred Wines “Amber Ridge Vineyard” Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

The Northern California wine scene is like a giant spreading metropolis. I think I read a few days ago that

The Best of Brazilian Wine: My First Taste and Impressions

Call me curious, or just call me a big geek, but I get really excited when I get the opportunity

2005 Toucan Wines Zinfandel, Arroyo Grande, California

I find out about the wines I review here on Vinography in a lot of different ways. Most common are

Farella Vineyards: Current Releases

To say there are “undiscovered” areas of Napa Valley may be overstating the case a bit, but there are certainly

2005 Baker Lane “Hurst Vineyard” Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

Some people seem to get into the wine business through sheer determination. After years of saving, scraping, dreaming and planning,

2005 Segue Cellars “Segue” Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, Sonoma

People have asked me many times if I ever think about making wine. Its something that I would love to

Cameron Hughes Wines, San Francisco: Current Releases

The continued evolution of the global wine marketplace has made many things possible for many people. Small regional wineries that

2004 Arista Winery “Harper’s Rest” Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, CA

I first learned about Arista Winery late last year when I had the opportunity to taste what the winery called

Rivers-Marie Winery, Sonoma: Current Releases

The creation of a new winery is always an exciting thing, especially when it is founded with the goal of