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Yearly Archives: 2016
The year 2014 was a rich, ripe vintage in Sonoma County, resulting in some absolutely outstanding wines like the Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs we recently tasted from Dutton Goldfield. The highly successful Dutton Goldfield winery is the product of a … Continue reading
These six new 2013 and 2014 releases from The Farm Winery in Paso Robles are terrific. We are enthusiastic about them because they reveal outstanding vineyard management and restrained winemaking. As a group these wines offer fruit forward purity, … Continue reading
Champagne and sparkling wines are festive by nature and perfect for holiday toasts. Lively and effervescent, they literally “sparkle”. Rosé Champagnes and sparkling wines are especially festive. They not only have bubbles; many have a touch more fruity sweetness and … Continue reading
Two outstanding chefs, Domenico Cornacchia of Assaggi Osteria (right) and Driss Zahidi of Evo Bistro (left) joined forces last evening preparing a magnificent holiday dinner for their customers. The dinner was held at Assaggi Osteria in McLean, VA.
Sidebar Cellars is a new venture by David Ramey, one of California’s finest winemakers. Ramey Wine Cellars is best known for its outstanding hand-crafted premium wines (Chardonnays, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah). These wines are in the medium-price range and consist … Continue reading
Located on the volcanic slopes of Mt. Etna, Passopisciaro is an ancient vineyard which produces some of Sicily’s finest wines. It is owned by Andrea Franchetti, who pioneered the development of wine on Mt. Etna at the turn of the … Continue reading
This is the second installment of our reviews of Gary Farrell’s new 2014 releases of single-vineyard Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs and two single vineyard Zinfandels. Readers who missed the previous reviews can find them here. The wines reviewed here are … Continue reading
Over the years we have observed enthusiastically the steady development of this small winery in Alexander Valley. Under the guidance of its founder and owner, Kenny Kahn, Blue Rock Vineyard has gone from strength to strength and today is among … Continue reading
Last evening we participated in a magnificent wine dinner with Zenato wines at Assaggi Osteria in McLean, Va. Zenato is one of Italy’s finest Amarone producers and one which we highly rated in our Report #41 The Amarones of Valpolicella. The … Continue reading
These new releases confirm once again that Testarossa Winery is among California’s finest producers of premium Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. As in previous years, it has released a bevy of outstanding handcrafted terroir-based wines from some of the top growers … Continue reading