California, Sonoma: Kistler's 2022s

2022 was an especially unpredictable growing season bookended by frost and extreme heat. Despite the challenges, winemaker Jason Kesner and his team crafted a solid lineup of charming, approachable Chardonnays...

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California, Sonoma: The 2022 Vintage at Dumol

The Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs offer the freshness and purity indicative of cooler vintages, and many of them will be approachable in their youth....

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Australia: The Finest Chardonnay, Shore to Shore

If a picture can paint a thousand words, imagine what a mouthful could tell you. There is no better “value for quality” wine on the planet right now than premium...

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Switzerland: Spot On – the 2022 Vintage in Graubünden and Some Other Regions

Swiss wine lovers can find a range of expressive and well-structured 2022 wines that will be high in demand, urging early allocation reservations....

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France, Champagne: 2010 Dom Pérignon

While the release of Dom Pérignon's 2010 vintage was disrupted by COVID-19, I was able to taste the wine at my office in the United States....

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Switzerland: New Releases from Germanier, Obrecht, Litwan and Others

This small report features fine and interesting Swiss wines, including top producers such as Jean-Réné Germanier, Obrecht and Tom Litwan....

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Burgundy: Domaine Guffens-Heynen’s Les Croux and Clos des Petits Croux, 1990–2020

Since the 1980s, Jean-Marie Guffens has produced wines so compelling that they upend many of our preconceived notions about Burgundy itself....

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USA, California, Sonoma Coast: A Retrospective of Ultramarine’s Heintz Vineyard Sparkling Wine

This retrospective includes the Blanc de Blancs, Blanc de Noirs and rosé and features some of the earliest examples from 2010 and 2011, plus recent releases from 2018....

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France, Burgundy: Recent and Forthcoming Releases from Chablis and Beyond

Chablis is changing, and the 2022 vintage only underscores that. Readers looking for “Chablis that tastes like Chablis” might actually find more to like in carefully selected 2021s than by...

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Australia: Penfolds 2023 Collection

The 2023 Penfolds Collection spans 27 wines across Australia, North America and Europe. The highlight this year is undoubtedly the Chardonnays....

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