USA, Washington State: Christophe Baron – Rhône in the Stones of Walla Walla

This report focuses on Christophe Baron, who makes some of the most recognizable and sought-after wines currently coming out of Washington State....

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France, Southern Rhône: The Great 2016s (Part One – Châteauneuf du Pape and Gigondas)

While it’s generally accepted—particularly in red wines—that low yields translate into higher quality, there are always exceptions. How those low yields were arrived at may make more difference than we...

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Top-Rated 2015s from the Southern Rhône

Here are the top-rated 2015s from my most recent Southern Rhône report in Issue 228, listed by appellation....

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Top-Rated 2014s from the Southern Rhône

Here are the top-rated 2014s from my most recent Southern Rhône report in Issue 228, listed by appellation....

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France, Southern Rhône Valley: Part Two - The 2014s and 2015s

I published Part One of the Southern Rhône notes in Issue 227, with the focus on Châteauneuf du Pape Producers. Part Two steps outside Châteauneuf du Pape and includes all...

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Guigal

One of the reference point estates for top quality wines in the world today, the family-run Guigal operation was created in 1946 by Etienne Guigal. Today, Etienne's son, Marcel, and...

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