Special Discovery

Barolo Lovers: Do not Miss this wine! 2019 Mauro Veglio Langhe Nebbiolo, “Angelo” ($28; see below) – For a classic entry-level Barolo-style wine, try this amazing red wine. Mauro Veglio is a respected Piemontese producer with vineyards in the pres… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you may login here. If … Continue reading “Special Discovery”

Wines of the Week

2022 Girasole Pinot Blanc, Mendocino County ($16): From the winery’s website: “Bright flavors of lemon peel and mandarin orange. This is a vibrant dry wine with a terrific balance of fruit, crisp acids, and our signature Mendocino minerality!” I tast… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you may login here. If … Continue reading “Wines of the Week”

Aging Red: A Discussion

(A version of this article ran in the Napa Register in October) I wouldn’t call it a debate exactly, but the question came up 20 years ago about how wine collectors talk about young red wines that seem to demand bottle age. The discussion arose… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back … Continue reading “Aging Red: A Discussion”

Give Us Details

By Dan Berger           As a professional gadfly, I always ask wineries to give me information about their wines that they would rather not provide. I admit that I can be a pest, but I support strategies that rely on factual material that I can d… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back … Continue reading “Give Us Details”

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes Exceptional 2022  Rebholz Riesling, Trocken VDP Gutswein ($23): The German Wine Collection imports some of the finest German Rieslings, including this great producer (Rebholz). In spite of some price increases over the last decade, th… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you may login here. If you aren’t a … Continue reading “Tasting Notes”

Tasting Notes

  Exceptional 2021 Boonville Road Cabernet Franc, Mendocino County, Alder Springs Vineyard ($40): I am extremely fascinated with this classic example of Cabernet Franc that comes from a higher-altitude vineyard that yields an aroma that ha… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you may login here. If you aren’t a subscriber, … Continue reading “Tasting Notes”

Bargain of the Week

2021 Jim Barry Riesling, Watervale ($18): Australia’s Clare Valley that reliably produces some of that country’s most popular dry Rieslings. Here the wine leans slightly on the simple side, but I know from years of tasting this wine on release that i… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you may … Continue reading “Bargain of the Week”

Bedlam in Bordeaux

By Dan Berger Wine lovers who are fixated on the red wines of Bordeaux may be a little confused about what they’re seeing regarding the latest pricing of 2022 Bordeaux in the pre-release market, especially if they are thinking about buying quality… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you may … Continue reading “Bedlam in Bordeaux”