Category Archives: Red Wine

Chianti Rufina from Fattoria I Veroni: 2011-2014

I Veroni is one of the premiere wineries of the Chianti Rufina appellation. We review the latest releases and a vertical of the I Veroni Reserve.

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Ten Astounding Things We Learned About Chilean Wine

We recently traveled to diverse parts of Chile to learn what’s new in Chilean wine. We saw vineyards being planted in extreme locations, adventurous young winemakers experimenting with new grape varieties and winemaking techniques, and a Chilean wine industry that … Continue reading

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Twenty-Five Years of Concha y Toro’s Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon: 1988-2013

First made in 1987, Don Melchor is Chile’s original icon wine. We recently tasted several vintages between 1988 and 2013 as part of our research for Report #60 Chile’s Premium Wine Revolution.  The surprising results of the tasting are given at … Continue reading

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The Farm Winery: 2013-14 New Releases from Paso Robles

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

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Gary Farrell Winery: More New 2014 Releases: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Zinfandel

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

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New Releases from Santa Clara Valley: Sarah’s Vineyard and Jason Stephens

The Santa Clara Valley  is  located in northern California at the south eastern end of  San Francisco Bay.  It is  famous for its electronics research and manufacturing  area,  Silicon Valley.   However, it is also known as the Valley of … Continue reading

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Wollersheim Wines of Wisconsin: Links to Haraszthy & Beaujolais

Agoston Haraszthy, a 19th century Hungarian immigrant who created Wisconsin’s first winery and later became the father of California wine, and Philippe Coquard (shown here), a 20th century French immigrant from a Beaujolais winemaking family with four centuries of winemaking … Continue reading

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Gary Farrell Winery: New 2014 Releases of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

This year we have the pleasure to once again review the new releases of the Gary Farrell Winery for our readers.  Gary Farrell is one of California’s preeminent producers of distinctive vineyard designated Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.  Although Gary Farrell … Continue reading

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Rioja’s Unique, Historical López de Heredia Winery: New Releases

Lôpez de Heredia is Rioja’s most traditional winery and one of the most special wineries in the world. It remains true to the winemaking precepts of its founder Rafael López de Heredia y Landeta who founded the winery in 1877, … Continue reading

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The Roero Wines of Marco Porello

Marco Porello (shown here) is the third generation of his family to craft wines from the family estate in Roero, located northwest of Alba on the left bank of the Tanaro River in the Piedmont. Roero was previously an inland … Continue reading

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