Most California red wines are plush. To a great degree, it comes down to the fact that a handful of individuals have led Americans to appreciate soft red wines that lack the varietal character and the food compatibility that we saw in the red wines o… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome … Continue reading “Why Red Wines are The Way They Are”
By Dan Berger Some of the greatest red wines in the world are being produced in New Zealand. And not only Pinot Noir. I drew that conclusion a few years ago after a fifth trip to New Zealand, but never really wrote it in quite this direct a man… Want to read more? If you’re … Continue reading “Varietal Authenticity from Down Under”
On a recent trip to New Zealand, we tasted nothing but exemplary wines, even some of the cheapest we bought. For several days of a well-organized trip, at which wine flowed freely, we had a little time to ourselves, so decided to test out some of … Want to read more? If you’re already a … Continue reading “NZ: No Jug Wines”
Exceptional 2014 Trinity Hill Homage, Gimblett Gravels ($80): Black pepper, traces of violets and a subtle intensity of deep fruit all wrapped in a bone-dry package that is essentially a food-wine essential, particularly lamb or smoked meat dishes… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you may login here. If you aren’t … Continue reading “Tasting Notes”
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