Monthly Archives: February 2021

Treixadura from Ribeiro in Galicia

Treixadura is a delicate white grape grown mostly in the Ribeiro region of Galicia and in northern Portugal where it’s called Trajadura and is often a component of Vinho Verde.  It’s often used in blends where it contributes fresh aromas … Continue reading

Posted in Countries and Regions, Spain, Uncategorized, White Wine, Wine Type | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Treixadura from Ribeiro in Galicia

High Value Wines from the Southern Cone

Argentina and Chile arguably produce the world’s best value wines priced at $10-$20.  Argentina has, of course, become famous for its Malbec, and Chile for its Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc.  [Chile has more plantings of Cabernet than the US … Continue reading

Posted in Argentina, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Chile, Countries and Regions, Pinot Noir, Red Wine, Rosé, Uncategorized, White Wine, Wine Type | Comments Off on High Value Wines from the Southern Cone

Dutton Goldfield Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the Excellent 2018 Vintage

Northern California’s 2018 vintage was typical of vintages two decades ago. Summer temperatures were moderate, and harvest was 2-3 weeks later than recent years with long, slow maturation.  As a result, the 2018 vintage wines are phenolically ripe and superbly … Continue reading

Posted in California, Chardonnay, Countries and Regions, Pinot Noir, Red Wine, Uncategorized, White Wine, Wine Type | Tagged | Comments Off on Dutton Goldfield Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the Excellent 2018 Vintage

Paul Lato Wines: Artisanal Winemaking at its Best

Paul Lato is one of Santa Barbara’s finest artisanal winemakers.  Since 2002, he has been crafting outstanding wines from grapes sourced from some of the finest vineyards in Santa Barbara County.  To his good fortune, Paul was discovered early in … Continue reading

Posted in California, Chardonnay, Countries and Regions, Great Winemakers, Pinot Noir, Red Wine, Uncategorized, White Wine, Wine Articles, Wine Type | Tagged | Comments Off on Paul Lato Wines: Artisanal Winemaking at its Best

The Organic Wines of BARRA of Mendocino

The son of grape growing, Italian immigrants from the Piedmont, Charlie Barra purchased 175 acres of vineyard land in Redwood Valley at the headwaters of the Russian River in the rolling foothills of Mendocino County [see map below] in 1955.  … Continue reading

Posted in California, Countries and Regions, Petite Sirah, Pinot Noir, Red Wine, Uncategorized, White Wine, Wine Type | Tagged | Comments Off on The Organic Wines of BARRA of Mendocino

Red Blends from Portugal’s Alentejo Region

Alentejo is Portugal’s largest region, extending from the Tagus River in the north to the Algarve in the south.   As a region, it is both scenic and historic.  Predominantly located inland, it is also hot, dry, and sparsely populated. It … Continue reading

Posted in Countries and Regions, Portugal, Portuguese, Red Wine, Uncategorized, Wine Type | Tagged | Comments Off on Red Blends from Portugal’s Alentejo Region