Tasting Notes

2014 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast ($43): There is a dark-fruit purity to this relatively Cotes de Nuits-style of wine with the complexity of earthy dark cherry fruit, sandalwood, and a faint note of nuts from aging in French oak. The wine is… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you … Continue reading “Tasting Notes”

Typicity: What is is Worth?

When you buy a sports car, and you have done your homework, the car performs as a sports car would: It has a peppy engine, intriguing styling, the feel of the highway is paramount, cornering is excellent, acceleration a rush. A great sports car co… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back … Continue reading “Typicity: What is is Worth?”

Tasting Notes

Exceptional 2014 Black Kite Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, Gap’s Crown Vineyard ($60): Wine maker Jeff Gaffner has made the wines for this underrated Anderson Valley-based brand affnerr since the beginning in 2005, and the number of wines it makes has … Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you may login … Continue reading “Tasting Notes”

“What the Winemakers Are Drinking at Thanksgiving”

Using the above headline as a jumping-off point, the web-based Wine Industry Network (WIN) asked six wine makers last week to reveal their picks for wines to go with Thanksgiving dinners. Sounds like a good idea, right? Who better to pick wines to… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you … Continue reading ““What the Winemakers Are Drinking at Thanksgiving””