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Getting Schooled in Sonoma: At Fort Ross
Part 5: An Epic Conclusion on the Edge of the Earth
Getting Schooled in Sonoma: At Copain
Part 4: Did I say "Sonoma?" I Meant "Mendocino."
Getting Schooled in Sonoma: At Red Car
Part 3: More Cool-Climate Wines of the Sonoma Coast
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...