NAPA ROCKS

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AD VIVUM is a single-vineyard, 100% Cabernet Sauvignon crafted by Chris Phelps, a long-time Napa Valley winemaker who has earned a reputation for his ability to consistently produce outstanding and unique wines that honestly reflect the terroir of their vineyard origin. Chris Phelps story began with a 16-month sojourn in Bordeaux, which began with a year […]

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“BAROLO LOSES A FAVOURITE SON”

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Barolo Loses a Favorite Son “I learned of Luciano Sandrone’s passing just as I prepared to go to press with this report. I will have more to say on Sandrone and his remarkable life once I have had a chance to gather my thoughts. For now, let me just say that Luciano Sandrone was a […]

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“SOMETHING SPECIAL BREWING HERE”

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2020 DOMAINE BORIS CHAMPY OFFER “There is something special brewing here,” wrote Neal Martin of Vinous about Champy’s attention-grabbing namesake domaine. He went on, raving about how Boris’s work with in the Hautes-Côtes de Beaune “frankly rewrote everything I thought possible. It is not exaggeration or hyperbole to say that they are equal to many […]

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ON THE HILL – MONTOSOLI


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“The Montosoli hill possesses some of the greatest terroirs found in Tuscany’s Montalcino. The proof is in the excellent labels of Brunello di Montalcino from Montosoli, not only the versions by Altesino and Caparzo, but also Baricci, Canalicchio di Sopra, Le Ragnaie and Valdicava. I say terroirs because there are a mix of soil types […]

March 15, 2023

“BAROLO LOSES A FAVOURITE SON”


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Barolo Loses a Favorite Son “I learned of Luciano Sandrone’s passing just as I prepared to go to press with this report. I will have more to say on Sandrone and his remarkable life once I have had a chance to gather my thoughts. For now, let me just say that Luciano Sandrone was a […]

March 15, 2023

“A TOTAL TURN ON”


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Neighbours to Petrus, Eglise-Clinet and Le Gay, Château Rouget covers 42 acres that stretch across the gentle slopes of the Pomerol’s plateau near the village and old church. Two-thirds of the vineyard are located around the estate. Château Rouget also includes beautiful plots facing Petit Village, Le Pin and Trotanoy. The history of Château Rouget […]

February 24, 2023

2010 CLASSIC BORDEAUX


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“One of Bordeaux’s greatest virtues is its ability to transcend time. Since its earliest days, Bordeaux’s natural inclination towards longevity coupled with crowd-pleasing volume has enabled devotees to build cellars and plunder mature vintages with almost wanton abandon.” Neil Martin Vinous Media. The 2010 vintage:One for the record books of the century, the 2010 Bordeaux […]

January 31, 2023

PINOT ON PRICE POINT


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Our mission was to find an affordable Pinot Noir that we’d be very happy to drink, it needed to have complexity, sensual delicacy, ample amounts of charm and it needed to hold our attention.There is just something special about Pinot Noir. It’s hard to grow, tricky to ferment, somewhat unstable around bacteria and tends to […]

January 31, 2023

“SOMETHING SPECIAL BREWING HERE”


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2020 DOMAINE BORIS CHAMPY OFFER “There is something special brewing here,” wrote Neal Martin of Vinous about Champy’s attention-grabbing namesake domaine. He went on, raving about how Boris’s work with in the Hautes-Côtes de Beaune “frankly rewrote everything I thought possible. It is not exaggeration or hyperbole to say that they are equal to many […]

January 12, 2023

GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT


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“Didier Darviot likes to work at his own pace – his sites often see him harvesting later, his cold cellar leads to a particularly slow malolactic fermentation (often taking one year) and inevitably, his wines are shipped right at the end! However, good things come to those who wait and it is undeniable that this […]

December 23, 2022

“HATS OFF TO MUGA”


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Bodegas Muga is Rioja Alta’s premier producer and the Muga family are considered to be one of Spain’s most important winemaking families. The winery has practically legendary status due to its philosophy revolving around adherence to tradition, dynamism, and winemaking of the highest quality. Few producers in the world fashion wines that have such a […]

December 8, 2022

THE BARTON DYNASTY


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The Barton Dynasty:What makes the history of the Barton family so fascinating is how each generation has left its mark and added its stone to this exceptional heritage.In 1722, Thomas Barton left his native Ireland to settle in Bordeaux. He founded a wine trading company and, above all, a family, or rather a dynasty, which […]

December 8, 2022

CABERNET FRANC MASTERS


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Bernard Baudry is unquestionably one of Chinon’s most outstanding producers. Bernard Baudry, now joined by his son Matthieu, is a master of terroir-driven winemaking in the Loire Valley. Cabernet Franc is the common denominator here, but the Baudry vineyards span a range of soil types—sand, gravel, clay, limestone, chalk—yielding fascinatingly diverse expressions of the same […]

October 28, 2022