Labor Shortage

One untold story of the California wine industry as this 2016 harvest comes to a close relates to the labor shortage that has impacted smaller producers in difficult way. One small Mendocino County wine maker related to me last week that it was on… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – … Continue reading “Labor Shortage”

Róse Hits New Heights

It is now possible to find sensational dry rosés from almost every region in the world, and many of them with such amazing character that you’ll be amazed by the quality of fruit, precision of wine-making skill, and structural balance you’re getting … Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you … Continue reading “Róse Hits New Heights”

Tasting Notes

2010 Vigna Traverso Schioppettino, Friuli Colli Orientali DOC ($30): This is a star red wine for Don Chigazola, and one that no serious wine lover should miss! The cold-climate aroma of black pepper and violets expands with air to show off dried blac… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you … Continue reading “Tasting Notes”

Tasting Notes

Exceptional 2013 Iron Horse Pinot Noir, Green Valley, North Block ($85): Of all the sensational Iron Horse Pinot Noirs from this just-released vintage, this bottling is the most complex with astounding aromatics that include dark fruit, cherry and r… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you may login here. If you … Continue reading “Tasting Notes”

Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week: 2012 NXNW Riesling, Horse Heaven Hills (dry), normally $16. King estate is one of Oregon’s top wine producers, with a national reputation for excellent Pinot Gris. In 2005, the company expanded into Washington state, opening… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you may login here. If you … Continue reading “Tip of the Week”