Every year, I look forward to the In Pursuit of Balance (IPOB) tasting in San Francisco. Started by Raj Parr and Jasmine Hirsch as a way to highlight a group of Pinot Noir producers in California that they felt were pioneering a more...Show More Summary
A status report on the progress of wines from a relatively new region.
Contains 2 bottles of the below: Sauvignon de Touraine, Domaine Bellevue, 2013 Albariño ‘Atlantik’ Bodegas Fillaboa, 2013 3 Montagny 1er Cru Chaniots, Vig. de Buxy, 2012 Pinot Noir Enco, Anakena, Chile, 2012 Malbec Reserva, Gouguenheim, Mendoza, 2012 Laudun, Ch. Courac, C. du R. Villages, 2011 Price per case of 12: £137.88 £122.00 Offer closes on […]
Contains 4 bottles of the below: Pinot Noir Enco, Anakena, Chile, 2012 Malbec Reserva, Gouguenheim, Mendoza, 2012 Laudun, Ch. Courac, C. du R. Villages, 2011 Price per case of 12: £129.88 £116.00 Offer closes on 29 May 2015. Prices include VAT and free delivery on the British mainland. Need advice or wish to place your […]
Jonathan Ray’s Review: The 2012 Pinot Noir Enco, Anakena, is lip-smackingly juicy and gloriously affordable. Produced in the Leyda Valley, in the foothills of the Chilean Andes by South African winemaker Gavin Taylor — who has honed his...Show More Summary
An image of the Black Dahlia crime scene sets the mood for dinner. How about some pinot extra noir? It takes a special sort of person to think it’s a swell idea to have a pricey meal ($65 per) while … Continue reading ?
The taste and color of your wine depends on the methods used to produce it and the chemicals added during production, says new research. The researchers behind the study say wine bottles should carry information about what the manufacturers add during processing – including sugars and acids.
The wonderful world of California pinot noir is as dazzling as ever as winemakers from regions such as the Sonoma Coast, Santa Barbara and Anderson Valley continue to produce elegant, vivid examples of this beguiling grape. Frankly, they just get better every year, and more expensive, unfortunately. At this point, [...]
"The Quest for a $20 Pinot Noir" from the WSJ Blog "On Wine" got us thinking. While it is admittedly difficult to find a great Pinot Noir for a reasonable price, we have found some in our tasting travels that are varietally correct and deliciously noteworthy, all for $25 or less.The 2008 J. Show More Summary
The Color of Spring NAPA VALLEY, CA: Wild mustard and a Carneros Pinot Noir vineyard frame a lake of blue sky in the Spring. Water has become the topic of the year for many wine growers in California in the midst of one of the most severe...Show More Summary
Hannes Storm was, for a decade, winemaker at Hamilton Russell, until he left in 2014 to do his own thing. Well, this is the first chance I’ve had to try one of his own wines, and it’s a very assured Pinot from Hemel-en-Aarde. He’s making two Pinot Noirs, and this one is from a 2 [...]
Join us in the Spectator boardroom on Thursday 14 May for the next in our series of Spectator Winemaker Lunches with Anthony Hamilton Russell, producer of South Africa’s most ‘Burgundian’ Pinot Noir and quite possibly its finest one too. Anthony will introduce his exceptional Pinots and Chardonnays as well as his Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc. We hope he might also bring […]
A pair of new wines from Vineyard 29 under the “Cru” label, one a Napa Sauvignon Blanc from V29’s backyard, the other a pinot brought in from Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Both are excellent. Thoughts, as always, follow. 2013 Vineyard 29… Continue reading ? The post Review: 2013 Vineyard 29 Cru Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc appeared first on Drinkhacker.
Located in the Auvergne, Saint-Pourçain actually has more in common with the Maconnais than the Loire, with Chardonnay, Gamay and Pinot Noir the main varieties. (You can read more about this small but interesting appellation on Richard Kelley’s site.) This is an inexpensive but delicious wine that’s a 60/40 blend of Gamay and Pinot. Worth [...]
Waves of Vines NAPA VALLEY, CA: Rolling pinot noir vineyards in the Carneros AVA near Napa, California. vineyards all over the state are bursting with life, many weeks earlier than normal. INSTRUCTIONS: Download this image by right-clicking...Show More Summary
Here’s a cappella group Range performing the infuriatingly catchy theme from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. It’s no “Pinot Noir,” but it’s still, uhhh, a fascinating performance. Read more...
The Wine Country in Signal Hill has one of the most robust wine tasting programs around. Wednesday night, the 20-year-old shop is holding a Williams Selyem Pinot Noir tasting that’s been long in the making.