USA, Washington State: New and Recent Releases – Part 1

This report focuses on the 2018 and 2019 vintages, with some of the first tasting notes from the troublesome 2020 vintage on the West Coast....

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France, Bordeaux: Château Mouton Rothschild – The Sheep with the Golden Fleece

Studying the impressive gold-enameled ram etching on a bottle of Château Mouton Rothschild 2000 recalls for me the Greek myth of Jason and the Argonauts and this hero’s quest to...

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5 Sonoma Cabernets that Rival Napa

In California, there’s no denying that Napa Valley has the lock on Cabernet Sauvignon. But on the other side of the Mayacamas Mountains, Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley is keeping Napa...

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Vito’s Ristorante Italiano in Maryland (With My Informal Wine Group)

This was a wonderful get-together with my informal wine group at Vito’s Ristorante Italiano in Cockeysville, Maryland....

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Robert Parker Tastes Joseph Phelps Insignia (Videos)

During his August visit to Napa Valley for his forthcoming Napa Report in Issue 227 of the Wine Advocate, Robert Parker tasted the recently released 2013 Joseph Phelps Insignia. Shared...

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