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Sonoma, Anderson Valley and Beyond: New Releases

The buzz in Sonoma, Anderson Valley and the neighboring appellations is palpable. Once again, I came away from my tastings energized by the sheer number of compelling wines coming out of these regions. Best of all, prices remain exceedingly fair within the context of today’s market.

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The Undiscovered California – 2015 Edition

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Germany: Ten Years After – 2004 Dry Riesling

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Noël Verset Cornas 1985-2006

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The 2013 Red Burgundies


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California Classics at Bar Boulud, New York

This recent dinner at Bar Boulud provided a great opportunity to check in on a handful of California classics. All of the wines were terrific, but the Napa Valley Cabernets stole the show.

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Massimo Camia, La Morra

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Restaurant La Galottière, Loire

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L’Angolo d’Abruzzo, L'Aquila

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Bar Boulud, New York


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2013 Jos. Christoffel Jun. Erdener Treppchen Riesling Kabinett ($24) 92 points

2013 Jos. Christoffel Jun. Erdener Treppchen Riesling Kabinett, 92 points

Karl-Joseph Christoffel's 2013 Erdener Treppchen Riesling Kabinett is the Mosel at its finest: pure, finely chiseled and unbelievable elegant! It is a tribute to how Riesling blossoms on slate soils. Delicately off-dry, it is my top value pick for Germany in 2013. (JP)

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Cellar Favorites

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Aubert 2005 Chardonnay Lauren Vineyard

Mark Aubert’s 2005 Chardonnay Lauren Vineyard opens with the most striking bouquet imaginable.

2009 Miani Sauvignon Saurint

1966 Maison Leroy Beaune


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