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, Washington State: A First Look at the 2018 Vintage – Part 2

This report marks the end of my “first look” at the 2018 vintage in Washington. I am impressed by the wine quality, which just keeps getting better....

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USA, Washington: 20 Years of Quilceda Creek and the Release of Their 40th Vintage

To celebrate the release of their 40th vintage, Quilceda Creek submitted an interesting 20-year Cabernet Sauvignon retrospective, dating back to 1999....

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USA, Washington: Clearing the Cellar

This small report of nearly 70 producers concludes the last of my deep dives into Washington, a state that has continually shown a dynamic range of quality....

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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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France, Bordeaux, Pauillac: Château Latour’s New Releases – When Vintage Trumps Vineyard

This month, Château Latour will release the 2013 Latour, 2015 Les Forts de Latour and 2016 Pauillac de Latour via the Place de Bordeaux....

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France, Bordeaux, Saint-Julien: Château Léoville Las Cases – The Secret Vintages

Very few châteaux have a significant number of older vintages in sufficient quantities to sell to the public. Château Léoville Las Cases is an exception....

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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: Penfolds Does Napa

Penfolds, one of Australia’s oldest wineries and the fifth most powerful global fine wine brand in 2020, released four new Californian wines this week....

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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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