Napa: New and Upcoming Releases

This report focuses on wines from 2020–2022, and this article offers some observations regarding the current state of affairs in Napa Valley....

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China Fine Wine 2023 & Some New Releases for 2024

Key concerns facing China’s wineries today are how to place the industry on a more sustainable footing and how to reach a new generation of consumers....

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Australia, Victoria: Tahbilk’s Eric Stevens Purbrick – 26 Vintages of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon

In an abbreviated version of the Tahbilk 75th Anniversary Tasting, I tasted 26 wines, from the 2004 vintage through to the current 2018....

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Australia, Victoria: Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

This is a mini but mighty expose on Cabernet Sauvignon from the state of Victoria, which has produced a lot of high-scoring wines for this report....

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France, Bordeaux: The Other Bordeaux – Lesser-Known Estates of the Médoc

Many of the wines reviewed in this report exist on the very margins of profitability, yet they’re rich with interest and demonstrate what is possible....

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Australia, South Australia: Wynns John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon 1985-2019

The John Riddoch Cabernet Sauvignon is an iconic Cabernet in Australia, prized for its longevity in the cellar and its balance on release....

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Australia, Western Australia: Longevity Reigns at Xanadu, 2007-2020

This incredible vertical covers the 2007-2020 vintages across the Black Label, Stevens Road and Reserve ranges of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon....

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USA, Washington State: Spotlight on Walla Walla Valley

There’s a new generation of talented, innovative winemakers in this region, where great wine values and affordable top bottlings can still be found....

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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, 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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