Reviews

2012 12 Linajes Reserva Tempranillo Ribera del Duero

2012 12 Linajes Reserva Tempranillo Ribera del Duero

Long time readers will know that I love my Ribera del Duero wines, so when I see a new one, like the 12 Linajes, arrive in my Costco stores, it’s almost a no brainer.  I can’t think of a time in recent years when the Ribera wines at Costco didn’t deliver a lot of bang for the buck. And this …

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Wine And Politics: A Clarification

Wine And Politics: A Clarification

image: Facebook.com My friend, fellow wine competition judge, and colleague (sorry, bro!) Michael Cervin recently asked me to offer up a comment or two (I agreed to do so on the record) for a piece he was writing for The Tasting Panel magazine, focusing on how (or if) political leanings impacted the wine business. Michael published a screenshot of his …

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Eleven Eleven Winery: A Napa Valley Gem

Eleven Eleven Winery: A Napa Valley Gem

Eleven Eleven Winery is a relatively newcomer to the wine scene in Napa, Established in 2014 by three partners: Ellie Anest, Carol Vassilliadis, and Aureilen Roulin, this wine project is off to an impressive start, With veteran winemaker, Kirk Venge, at the helm, Eleven Eleven has produced several outstanding wines as we learned in our recent tasting of their portfolio. …

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12 Spicy West Coast Chardonnay Wines (Wine Spectator)

12 Spicy West Coast Chardonnay Wines (Wine Spectator)

Tasting Highlights' wine reviews are fresh out of the tasting room, offering a sneak peek of our editors' most recent scores and notes to WineSpectator.com members.Originally from France, Chardonnay is now grown in every major winemaking country, and is the most famous white wine on the planet. Because the grape itself is fairly neutral, the resulting wine's style is defined …

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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For October 1, 2018

Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For October 1, 2018

I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes in a “mini-review” format. They are meant to be quirky, fun, and (mostly) easily-digestible reviews of (mostly) currently available wines (click here for the skinny on how to read them), and are presented …

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2018 Boschendal The Rose Garden Rose South Africa

2018 Boschendal The Rose Garden Rose South Africa

I cannot recall coming across a South African wine in Costco prior to this one from Boschendal. I have definitely been asked if Costco carries South African wine, likely because most wine lovers know that some really excellent juice comes from this country. Needless to say, I was excited when I saw this. Some of you are probably thinking, “isn’t …

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