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From a visit to one of my favorite wineries, Gargiulo Vineyards.

Solid Village Level Burgundy in a Tough Vintage

Today’s Story: Domaine Ghislaine Barthod Domaine Ghislaine Barthod is a highly regarded but relatively small wine estate located in the Chambolle-Musigny appellation of Burgundy’s Côte de Nuits. The domain was initially established by Marcel Noëllat in the late 1920s, though it became a partnership of the Noëllat and Barthod families when Gaston Barthod, an officer … Continue reading “Solid Village Level Burgundy in a Tough Vintage”

Another Wonderful Napa Cabernet From the 2011 Vintage

Today’s Story: Blankiet Estate Blankiet’s roots start with Claude and Katherine Blankiet, a couple who spent years searching for land conducive to grape growing on the western foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains. Finally, in early 1996, an agent working with the Blankiet family showed them an undeveloped property above the famous Napanook vineyard (and Dominus … Continue reading “Another Wonderful Napa Cabernet From the 2011 Vintage”


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