It was June 1976, before I began writing about wine, and I was attending a UC Davis “short course” enology program designed for non-wine makers. During a break, I walked up the aisle toward the rear of the lecture hall and nearly bumped into a man… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – … Continue reading “On-The-Job Training”
We all have wines in our caches that got away from us. Even if you have just a few cases of wine, a bottle here and there gets a bit past its prime and is tired to the point of near un-drinkability. It is then that we have to make a decision on wh… Want … Continue reading “Tired Wine”
The more you know about wine, the more you can enjoy it. Or the more you can understand why a wine isn’t very enjoyable. We all know this instinctively, and it comes into play most expressively with wines we know a lot about, and less so with wine… Want to read more? If you’re already … Continue reading “What do you know?”
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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”
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