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Review: 2013 Complicated Pinot Noir Sonoma County

A dustier expression of Pinot, this Sonoma County bottling offers notes of black cherry, orange peel, and currants, but is undercut by some rougher, lumberyard notes that leave a distinctly drying character on the palate. This is distinctly...Show More Summary

Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir takes centre stage as ‘Best of the Best’ in Australian Wine is announced

For just the second time in the history of the Dan Murphy’s National Wine Show of Australia, a Pinot Noir won the top prize at last night’s trophy presentation dinner in Canberra. The Mornington Peninsula’s 2013 Yabby Lake Block 2 Pinot Noir won the ultimate award for an Australian wine, the Len Evans Memorial Trophy for [...]

Review: Austerity 2013 Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

Two new bottlings from Austerity, a Monterey County-based operation. Thoughts follow. 2013 Austerity Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands – Classic SoCal Point structure, rich with cherry jam and strawberry preserves. But the flabby body...Show More Summary

Review: 2012 Frank Family Vineyards Pinot Noir Carneros

A lighthearted and light-bodied Pinot from Frank Family, this Carneros offering features plenty of jammy fruit — strawberry and cherry intermingled — along with notes of tea leaf, cinnamon, and vanilla candies. A bit flabby in the body,...Show More Summary

Stars of Cabernet, fortified wines, and dinners with Barolo and Oregon Pinot Noirs

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'Tis the season to power through wine tastings and festivals and to savor special dinners that pair a menu with the wines of a single producer. Here's a small collection of events coming up soon that might be fun -- and worth your attention.

Stars of Cabernet, fortified wines, and dinners with Barolo and Oregon Pinot Noirs

'Tis the season to power through wine tastings and festivals and to savor special dinners that pair a menu with the wines of a single producer. Here's a small collection of events coming up soon that might be fun -- and worth your attention.

Review: 2012 Pinot Noirs from Domaine Carneros

Three new Pinots from Domaine Carneros, all part of the 2012 vintage, including two single-clone varietals, a rare feat in the Pinotverse. 2012 Domaine Carneros Pinot Noir Clonal Series Swan – Each year Domaine Carneros spotlights one of the 12 different … Continue reading ?

Review: Cloudy Bay 2011 Te Wahi Pinot Noir and 2012 Sauvignon Blanc

New Zealand’s most notable winery is back with new vintages — including a major departure for the brand with its new Pinot. Let’s not let my intro get in the way. Here are thoughts on two new releases from Cloudy … Continue reading ...

mk to host Ken Wright Cellars dinner

To learn more about Oregon's pinot noir and other regional wines, mk (868 N. Franklin St., 312-482-9179) chef and owner Michael Kornick and executive chef Erick Williams will team up with Ken Wright of Ken Wright Cellars for a five-course dinner featuring Wright’s wines ($125,...

Photographing Willamette Valley Wine Country, Oregon

One could get delightfully lost on the roads around Yamhill, especially at 6:30am on a quiet weekday in August. All around you are rolling, yellow-and-brown hills crowned with emerald — the vines of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay, and sometimes, something more obscure like Gamay or Pinot Meunier or Grüner Veltliner. Show More Summary

Review: Germain-Robin Old & Rare Brandy Barrel 351

Craft Distillers has made just 120 bottles of this brandy under the Germain-Robin label, all from a single cask of 26 year old spirit of 100% pinot noir — grown in a Mendocino vineyard that no longer exists. In its … Continue readin...

Some remarkable older wines: 1937 Noval Colheita, 1975 Deutz and a 1919 Sherry

Three nice older bottles opened at the Gonzalez Byass 10th anniversary dinner last week: Champagne Deutz Blanc de Noir 1975 France (magnum) This Pinot Noir comes from Grand Cru Aÿ, and the wine was resting on lees for 37 years before bottling in 2012. A yellow colour, this has a taut citrus nose with subtle pear and [...]

Review: 2012 Bluxome Street Winery Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

Webster Marquez has been a winemaker for such estates as C. Donatiello and Williams Selyem. For his next act, what does he do? He opens a winery in the heart of San Francisco. Focused on vintages made from Sonoma County … Continue reading ?

Review: Domaine Carneros 2012 The Famous Gate Pinot Noir, 2010 Brut Cuvee, and 2007 La Reve

Today it’s a smorgasbord of wines from our friends at Carneros-based Domaine Carneros. Let’s jump right in. 2012 Domaine Carneros The Famous Gate Pinot Noir Carneros – A gorgeous Pinot, with notes of currants, blueberry, brewed tea, cocoa nibs, and … Continue reading ?

September #ChiWineChat: Let's Talk About Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

This month let's chat about Willamette Valley pinot noir. (Like one really needs a reason to taste and talk about pinot noir.) [ more › ]

12 Wine Country Suites for Every Travel Style

If you're thinking of visiting Napa or Sonoma to sip some the valleys' celebrated Cabernet, Pinot Noir, and Syrah, odds are you're already a wine lover. But when the tasting is done, do you prefer to relax in a country-style cottageShow More Summary

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