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TABLAS CREEK VINEYARD – FALL 2018 RELEASES

  The Tablas Creek Vineyard fall releases are out and, as usual, they are wines not to be missed. There are 6 wines in total including 4 white wines and 2 red wines. All are really delicious. Tablas Creek Vineyard consistently produces really amazing and well-priced wines that few other California wineries can match (to read […]

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RIDGE VINEYARDS – FALL 2018 RELEASES

  The Ridge Vineyards fall 2018 releases are out. They feature 5 red wines. And, true to form, they are all delicious wines with the typical Ridge character, balance, and appeal (to read the most recent Ridge Vineyards article with a note on ingredient labeling and links to all previous Ridge Vineyards articles click here). […]

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2017 ROSÉS – PART II

This is the follow up to my first 2017 Rosé article. In that article I made reference to Part II and said that it will contain many notes on more rosés from different countries and regions plus many more notes on rosés from areas represented in the article. I also said that the format of […]

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2017 ROSÉS – A REMARKABLE VINTAGE PART I

  INTRODUCTION In May I published two articles introducing the 2017 Rosé season. THE ROSÉ PARADE   IS IT ROSÉ TIME? Since then I have been very busy tasting and drinking 2017 Rosés. It has become an annual rite of passage for me over many years now. And, after decades of buying, tasting, and drinking […]

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RIDGE VINEYARDS – SPRING 2018 RELEASES & MORE

    The spring releases from Ridge Vineyards are now here. There are four red wines and one white wine with four wines from the 2016 vintage and one wine from the 2015 vintage. As usual, the wines are very impressive. Notes on these spring releases are listed below and are followed by information on […]

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TABLAS CREEK VINEYARD – SPRING 2018 RELEASES

  The Tablas Creek Vineyard Spring 2018 releases are here and, as usual, they are not to be missed. They include a delicious white wine, two beautiful rosés, and two lovely red wines. The introduction from my first article on Tablas Creek Vineyard is shown below and is followed by tasting notes on the Spring […]

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TABLAS CREEK VINEYARD FALL RELEASES

    A GRAND SLAM Tablas Creek Vineyard consistently produces really amazing and well-priced wines that few other California wineries can match. The specialty is, of course, Rhone varietals and their wines are beautifully crafted and very food friendly. Since 1997 they have made balanced and harmonious wines year in and year out. Below is […]

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DOMAINE ANNE ET HERVÉ SIGAUT

WONDERFUL UNDER THE RADAR BURGUNDIES This small estate has been in existence for four generations. Hervé and Anne Sigaut took over for Maurice Sigaut in 1990 and since that time have made significant improvements in the vineyards and cellar. The winery was updated in 2004 and the wines are made with minimal intervention and judicious […]

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RIDGE VINEYARDS – FALL 2017 RELEASES & MORE!

As usual, the new Ridge releases are terrific. I tasted the wines over a period of several days and found all of the wines to be very expressive. They are balanced and harmonious just as you would expect from Ridge.  Below are notes on the 5 fall releases. Don’t miss them! Following the notes are […]

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2016 ROSÉS: A GREAT VINTAGE AND MANY BARGAINS

    INTRODUCTION   A few weeks ago I published an introductory article to the 2016 rosés which contained  comments on the extraordinary quality of the vintage and links to other background rosé articles including why, when, and how to buy and drink rosés (to read that article click here). As I have always said, […]

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