USA, California, Napa Valley: Spotlight on Aubert

California has maybe half a dozen of consistently extraordinary Chardonnay producers. Mark Aubert is one of them....

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USA, California, Sonoma: Vérité 2017 New Releases

As my tasting notes will attest, I am very excited about how these 2017 Vérité wines turned out—they stand out among the top wines of this vintage....

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USA, California, Sonoma County: Where the Wild Things Are

During one of my regular dinners at a Napa restaurant with Ron Washam, AKA the Hosemaster of Wine, where we continually try (and inevitably fail) to set the wine world...

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5 Top-Rated Wines from Sonoma

All rated 96 points and higher....

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Senses: Building a Wine Brand from Scratch

Life never seems to work out the way we plan. See how these three childhood friends started a vineyard....

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The Pinot-Loving Duo of Sojourn Cellars

See how the grape has evolved in Sonoma over the past few decades....

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USA, California: Gallo’s New Premium California Releases

In recent years, the E & J Gallo Winery empire has made a number of strategic acquisitions in Sonoma and Napa Valley, mainly aiming for the premium end of the...

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