USA, California: Michael Cruse Pushes the Boundaries of Sparkling Wine in California

Fans of Michael’s sparkling wines can look forward to enjoying the fruits of his continued experimentation, including four new wines in this report....

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Reviewers’ Favorites 2021: Erin Brooks

Thinking back on wine tastings and experiences over the past year, there are highlights all along the West Coast, from inexpensive wines to drink with dinner at home, to those...

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USA, California: Fingers Crossed New Releases

It seems hard to believe that Fingers Crossed is now into its third bottling, the first release having been 2017....

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USA, California, Napa Valley: The 2019 Vintage Report – While It Lasts

In this first look at the 2019s from barrel, I can conclude that this is a vintage that is going to make a lot of Napa Cabernet lovers very happy....

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USA, California: Peter Michael New Releases – 2018s & 2019s

The timing of my virtual tasting of Peter Michael's new releases this year coincided with the bottling date for the 2019 Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs....

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USA, California, Napa Valley: Diamond Creek New Releases

This small report features three very impressive new 2018 Diamond Creek releases, which should be hitting the markets very soon....

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USA, California, Napa Valley: More New Releases

In Part 5 of my coverage of Napa Valley's 2018s, I continue to find impressive consistency with a lot of vibrant, evocative wines to recommend....

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USA, California, Napa Valley: More New Releases

In Part 4 of my coverage of Napa Valley's 2018s, I continue to find impressive consistency with a lot of vibrant, evocative wines to recommend....

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USA, California, Paso Robles: Saxum’s 2018s

I’ve eagerly anticipated the 2018 vintage in Paso Robles, where cooler temperatures resulted in elegant, lifted wines. The Saxum 2018s do not disappoint....

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USA, California, Napa Valley: More New 2018 Releases

In Part 3 of my coverage of Napa Valley's 2018s, I continue to find impressive consistency with a lot of vibrant, evocative wines to recommend....

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