Monthly Archives: September 2015

Laetitia: Superb Sparkling Wines from the Arroyo Grande

Preparing our 2015 end of year report on American Sparkling Wine, we recently tasted the sparkling wines from Laetitia, located 6 miles south of Pismo Beach on California’s Central Coast. These are sumptuous wines that show unusual refinement while also … Continue reading

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The 2008 Domini Veneti Crus of Cantina Valpolicella Negrar

The Cantina Valpolicella Negrar may be Europe’s most quality-oriented cooperative. We tasted the 2008 Domini Veneti Crus for this article. We earlier tasted the 2005 vintage in our report on The Amarones of Valpolicella. These Amarones are made to express … Continue reading

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Gary Farrell Winery: New Releases from the 2013-2014 Vintages

The Gary Farrell Winery is one of California’s preeminent producers of distinctive vineyard designated Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Beginning in the 1980s, Gary Farrell began identifying vineyards to produce distinctive single vineyard Pinot Noirs. In 1982 he sourced grapes from … Continue reading

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The Winery San Francisco: New Releases 2010-2013

The Winery SF is a 20 thousand square foot winemaking facility located on a former Naval Base on Treasure Island, a man-made island that anchors the Bay Bridge midway between Oakland and San Francisco. The wines are crafted by the talented … Continue reading

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