Today’s Story: The Napa Valley Reserve I previously wrote about The Napa Valley Reserve when I reviewed the 2003 vintage, which I was fortunate to find in a retail location. These wines are not for resale so it is a rare opportunity to drink them, though I pulled today’s bottle of 2005 out of our … Continue reading “A Harlan Family Rarity”
Today’s Story: Quintessa Quintessa was established in 1989 by Agustin and Valeria Huneeus in the Rutherford AVA of the Napa Valley. Though Quintessa was the Huneeus family’s first venture into Napa, both Agustin and Valeria were wine industry veterans in Chile. Agustin helped build Concha y Toro into the largest winery in Chile as their … Continue reading “High Quality Rutherford Red”
Today’s Story: Château d’Yquem Château d’Yquem is a very special estate, one whose Sauternes are coveted the world over and whose wines are some of my favorites to have tasted. I previously wrote about the 2001 Château d’Yquem, and am excited to return with their Y (Ygrec) bottling today. Château d’Yquem has a very long, … Continue reading “Outstanding Bordeaux Blanc From a Sauternes Legend”
Today’s Story: Robert Mondavi Winery I just wrote about the 1981 Robert Mondavi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, so I will save you the duplicate reading today and jump right into the tasting notes on today’s 1980 Reserve Pinot Noir. If you missed my prior commentary on Robert Mondavi, however, feel free to pause and click the … Continue reading “Remarkably Preserved and Burgundian Napa Valley Pinot Noir”
Today’s Story: Ovid Napa Valley Ovid Napa Valley is a “cult” winery established in 2000 by husband and wife Mark Nelson and Dana Johnson, and 2005 was their inaugural vintage. Situated at 1,400 feet elevation on secluded Pritchard Hill, Ovid consists of a 15 acre vineyard planted largely to Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, though … Continue reading “Luxe Napa Red Atop Pritchard Hill”
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