I’m fairly certain that within the next few years, a new template for fine wine will emerge in the worldwide marketplace, although in its first incarnation, it may seem to some people as if it is an aberration. The singular way of viewing wine… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – … Continue reading “The Imminent Dichotomy”
What the vast majority of the American public thinks it knows about Cabernet Sauvignon is that it is a great grape variety. When it is treated properly in the vineyard, in the winery, and in the cellar, it surely can be. Some of the greatest re… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome … Continue reading “Homage to Cabernet Franc”
Chronic Cellars is a wine brand founded by brothers Josh and Jake Beckett and is based in Paso Robles, Calif., not far from where their father, Doug, founded Peachy Canyon Cellars, a successful wine brand as well. Josh and Jake developed Chronic w… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you … Continue reading “What’s in a label”
Exceptional 2014 Writer’s Block Cabernet Franc, Lake County ($17): This stellar red wine is from Jed Steele and goes under a fanciful label with a story-adorned back label that’s reminiscent of and pays homage to Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon. The w… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you may … Continue reading “Tasting Notes”
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2016 Calcu Sauvignon Blanc, Colchagua Valley, Reserva Speciale ($13): Chile can deliver the goods when it comes to value, and here we have a superb example of southern hemisphere personality, with white peach, gooseberry, and delicate chamomile tea a… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you may login here. If you … Continue reading “Bargain of the Week”