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Getting Schooled in Sonoma: At Arista
Part 2: Is Russian River Pinot Noir as Californian as Pinot Gets?
Getting Schooled in Sonoma: At MacRostie
Part 1: Going Vertical on Wildcat Mountain
Napa Sauvignon Blanc That Defies Expectation
Somewhere in the limbic system of my brain, there is always a wine myth that needs debunking. Like Colorado can’t...
The Most Surprising Chardonnay of the Year: Red Car
It is among the most ubiquitous wines in our country: Chardonnay, specifically from California. And more often...
Oregon Pinot Noir Report
5 Bottles From a Recent Trip
Things to Know When Shopping for Oregon Pinot Noir
On our recent trip to Oregon, my family and I arrived in the Willamette Valley on Father’s...
Penner-Ash Cellars: Came for the Pinot Noir, Stayed for the Riesling
Last week, I did a second tour in two years through the Willamette Valley of Oregon. While...
What is Blanc de Cabernet Franc Like?
Here’s a little story that — in its own little way — sums up the differences between...
Day Wines Johan Vineyard Pinot Noir
Why do we buy the wine we buy? What are our motivations in selecting this bottle instead...
Oregon Does the Loire
A Tale of Cabernet Franc & Gamay
From the Cellar: Raptor Ridge Gran Moraine
In Which Opening a Special Wine is Not About the Wine At All
A Vineyard’s Story: Savoy Vineyard in the Anderson Valley
On a rainy day in June 2013, my wife and I drove into Philo, California after a swing...