Rombauer Vineyards recently released their 2016 Rombauer Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley. This is the first time Rombauer has made Sauvignon Blanc available on a national level. They produced Sauvignon Blanc in 2014 and 2015 as well, but in very small ..
People are rosé crazy right now. Sales have been brisk for some time but, with the heat over the past few months, bottles are flying off shelves. And it doesn’t hurt that rosé wines also play into two other, popular trends: less new oak and lower a..
Shafer is best known for their impressive red wines, principally Cabernet Sauvignon, from the Stags Leap AVA. Don’t overlook Shafer Chardonnay though. Also an estate wine, but from their Red Shoulder Ranch property on the Napa side of the Carneros ..
Founded as a monastery by Carthusians from Provence at the turn of the 13th century, Scala Dei is one of the oldest wine producers in Western Europe. It’s located in Priorat DOQ, home to dense and powerful red blends. Owned by Codorniu Raventos sin..
Yesterday’s article featured very fine, luxury Cava from Codorniu Raventos. Today we look at Viña Pomal Rioja, one of the brands produced at Bodegas Bilbainas.
The history of Bodegas Bilbainas goes back to 1859, though the company didn’t take th..
Most wine lovers know Codorniu Raventos as a producer of Cava. That’s understandable as, in 1872, Codorniu became the first winery in Spain to focus on sparkling production and essentially created the category of wine now known as Cava. The company..
The very positive evolution of Troon Vineyard is becoming more clear. Founded in 1972, it was the Applegate Valley’s first commercial winery and has long been a reliable producer. But, in recent years, it’s been making qualitative, and philosophica..
J Cuvée 20 Brut NV Russian River Valley 90 12.5% 750ml $38
This straw-colored J Vineyards sparkling wine shows its even mix of red and white fruit with aromas of strawberry, lemon, green apple, lime pith. The complex nose also offers toast, dried ..
For decades, Alsace has been, for all intents and purposes, a white wine region. The distinctive characters of Alsace Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurtztraminer, Muscat and Pinot Blanc are international reference points. Until recently, Alsace Pinot Noi..
Napa Valley and its wines are so successful—and have been for decades—that it’s easy to forget how far the area has come from the 1960’s and 1970’s. There are very few Napa wineries which have been around for 40 years. Grgich Hills is among the pro..