Monthly Archives: February 2016

New Releases from Wrath Vineyards 2013-2014

Wrath is among our favorite small family producers in Monterey.   Most of the wines are sourced from Wrath’s own 72-acre estate, San Saba, which produces fresh and crisp grapes from a cool site with little rainfall situated just below the … Continue reading

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Boschendal’s Single Varietals from Cool, High Altitude Elgin Vineyards

We’re big fans of the elegant sparkling and white wines that Lizelle Gerber makes at Boschendal. We’ve visited Boschendal several times over the years but first met Lizelle in 2012 while doing field work for our Report #30 The Wines … Continue reading

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Anteprime Toscana 2016: The Best of Chianti Rufina

Chianti Rufina is the highest part of Chianti with altitudes up to 550 m above sea level. It has complex soils of marl, clay and calcareous sediments and has a reputation for making some of the best Sangiovese based Tuscan … Continue reading

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Mendel Wines: New Releases from Mendoza

Mendel Wines combines old vines grown in the high altitude vineyards of Luján de Cuyo in Argentina with the impeccable winemaking talent of Roberto de la Mota.  Roberto de La Mota is no stranger to the International Wine Review. We’ve  … Continue reading

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The Wines of Duncan Savage: Cape Point Vineyards and Savage Wines

Duncan Savage is one of South Africa’s pre-eminent crafters of elegant white wines, especially the Sauvignon Blanc based wines of Cape Point Vineyards. We had the opportunity to visit him last month and taste through the portfolios of both Cape … Continue reading

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Raventós i Blanc: Classy Sparkling Wines from Penedès

The house of Josep Raventós i Blanc was established in 1986 in Sant Sadurni d’Anoia by Josep-Maria Raventós, a breakaway member of the Codorníu family, with the objective of making Cavas of exceptional quality. Today, Josep’s grandson Pepe (shown here … Continue reading

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