Reviews

10 Overachieving Wines from Tuscany | Tasting Highlights | News & Features

Courtesy of Argentiera At 92 points and $30, Argentiera’s Bordeaux blend from Bolgheri is worth seeking out. Tuscany delivered in spades in the 2015 and 2016 vintages, and there are plenty of good values to be found. Here’s a selection of Italian reds under $35 from Toscana, Bolgheri, Chianti and Montalcino. Get the scores and tasting notes! Tasting Highlights’ wine …

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Daily Wine Picks | Wine Ratings

Home   Wine Ratings May. 17, 2018 D’ARENBERG The Stump Jump Red McLaren Vale 2014 88 points, $13 Opens with dense blackberry, plum and fig paste notes, with appealing, lingering accents of tar, black tea and black licorice. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2028. 8,000 cases imported. —MaryAnn Worobiec May. 17, 2018 TESO LA MONJA Toro Victorino 2014 …

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2014 Silver Palm Cabernet Sauvignon

I’ve had a handful of readers write to me about the Silver Palm Cabernet, suggesting we try it, so on a recent trip I was fortunate enough to come across it and I dropped it in the cart. We just reviewed another, semi-similar Cabernet from Justin that we enjoyed.  That wine was great, as Justin bottles usually are, but a …

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Oral History Interview: Elaine Brown

Oregon Wine History Archive Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon has an Oregon Wine History Archive that gathers recorded interviews with figures important to the region, as well as photos, records, wine labels, and other materials from the history of wine growing in Willamette Valley. In February I was able to tour the archive and it really is inspiring to know …

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Hermanos Hernáiz La Emperatriz Wines from Rioja Alta

In 1996 the Hernáiz family purchased part of the former estate of Spanish-born Eugénie de Montijo, Empress of France and wife of Napoleon III. The estate is located on one of the highest plateaus in the Rioja Alta, including its 101 ha vineyard. In addition to its high, 570m altitude, the vineyard has extremely rocky, nutrient-poor soils and parcels of …

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Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For May 14, 2018

So, like, what is this stuff, anyway? 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 with you via twitter (limited to 140-ish characters). They are meant to be quirky, fun, and easily-digestible reviews of currently available wines. Below is a wrap-up …

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