By Dan Berger The most widely asked questions I get and have gotten for virtually my entire wine writing career, actually relate to one another although it is not easy to see. –How long can I keep this wine (or alternatively, when is its peak … Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome … Continue reading “Why Cold Climate Matters: Third Article in a Series”
The issue of pH in white wines is far more complicated mainly because so few people age their whites. Also, chilling white wines (which some people will routinely do at far too low a temperature) helps to create a crisper taste, helping lower-acid… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you … Continue reading “More on pH and Aging”
A group (usually about 10-12) of Sonoma County winemakers (long-time professionals) get together each December (after harvest) to evaluate (consume) a dozen Champagnes from France and actually score them double-blind. And they do it in a tradition… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you may login here. If you aren’t a … Continue reading “Champagne”
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Exceptional 2015 Robert James Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, “Pinnacle” ($60): Generous fruit and spice notes mark the up-front freshness of this delightful new entry into the PN sweepstakes. The wine’s makeup is softer than I typically like, (… Want to read more? If you’re already a subscriber, welcome back – you may login here. If you … Continue reading “Tasting Notes”