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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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2016 ROSÉS – TIS THE SEASON & WHAT A SEASON IT IS!

The 2016 Rosés began to appear in the US market earlier this year. At first it was only a trickle including the California rosés and now the campaign is in full swing with many new wines arriving almost daily. Without question, rosés are very popular now in the US with the amount sold increasing steadily […]

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TABLAS CREEK VINEYARD SPRING 2017 RELEASES

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 the introduction from my first […]

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DOMAINE BALLOT MILLOT & FILS – THE 2014S ARE HERE!

  Ballot Millot is a Domaine that I have known for a long time. But, I lost track of it until it appeared on the West Coast a number of years ago through Atherton Wine Imports. Since the 2006 vintage I have been buying the wines and writing articles (to read my most recent article […]

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CHANIN WINE COMPANY AND LUTUM WINES – AN OUTSTANDING GROUP OF 2014 CHARDONNAYS AND PINOT NOIRS

  INTRODUCTION Gavin Chanin began his wine career at Au Bon Climat and then started Chanin Wine Company in 2007. In 2011 an association was formed with Bill Price to make wines under the Lutum label (Lutum is Latin for soil or dirt). All of the wines are now made at the winery in Lompoc. […]

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MOUNT EDEN VINEYARDS AND DOMAINE EDEN: A DYNAMIC DUO

     MOUNT EDEN VINEYARDS OCTOBER RELEASES AND DOMAINE EDEN RELEASES FROM EARLIER THIS YEAR Mount Eden Vineyards I have have been visiting, buying, cellaring, and drinking Mount Eden Vineyards wines for some 40 years. Here is a brief description from an earlier article: Mount Eden Vineyards is located in the Santa Cruz Mountains above […]

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2015 ROSÉS AS SUMMER ENDS AND THE FALL SEASON BEGINS

  This is my third article on 2015 rosés (to read the other two articles click here  and here). And, although summer is gone it is not the time to stop drinking rosés. Here is what I had to say on that subject in an earlier article: And, although summer is the time that most […]

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