Review: Trinchero Napa Valley ‘Mario’s Vineyard’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Review: Trinchero Napa Valley ‘Mario’s Vineyard’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

December is my favorite month of the year (I have the feeling I’m not alone in this). Twinkling lights abound, friends and family come together from far-flung destinations, and there’s an added dose of holiday joy in the air. But there’s the flip side to the season as well: endless shopping lists, last-minute travel, holiday […]

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Review: Pierre Savoye ‘Côte du Py’ Morgon Vieilles Vignes 2014

Review: Pierre Savoye ‘Côte du Py’ Morgon Vieilles Vignes 2014

As Beaujolais Nouveau Day rolled around, I hunted for a bottle of cru Beaujolais, something to compare side-by-side with the fresh 2017 vintage Nouveau announced on every wine shop sandwich board. It wasn’t a difficult pursuit; there were at least 15 cru options available, most from tried-and-true producers that have grown more popular each year.

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Review: Columna Albariño 2016

Review: Columna Albariño 2016

The first “real” wine I ever learned about was Albariño, the classic yet under-appreciated white from Spain’s northwestern Rías Baixas region. My postgrad palate, theretofore raised on Franzia and Yellowtail, learned to detect the basic structural and flavor components of wine through Albariño, distinguishing fruit from sweetness and body from acidity.

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