Category: Red Wine

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

The Best Brunellos: Tasting the 2015 Vintage on Tour

Anyone who doesn’t fall even just a little bit in love with Tuscany the first time they visit should probably

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

Get in Early on Oregon Tempranillo

Abacela Vineyards, Umpqua Valley, Oregon While everyone and their wine-loving aunt Jeannie are busy going gaga for Oregon Pinot Noir

An Infrequent Encounter with Bordeaux

The World Atlas of Wine describes it as the “largest fine-wine district on earth,” and while we make a big

Two Wines That Prove Colorado Is The Next Wine Region to Watch

I grew up in Colorado. If you had told me as a high schooler that Colorado would one day be

Vinography Unboxed: Week of March 4, 2018

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

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

Drinking the Past as California Burns

Light night, even as flames roared through the chaparral of Southern California, I attended a wine tasting event to benefit

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