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Horizontal Tasting of Napa Valley’s 2004 Cabernets

Europhiles who are skeptical about the ability of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon to age gracefully are especially likely to assume that warm, early vintages can't possibly last. But on my early spring visit to Napa Valley, a major horizontal tasting of the 2004s demonstrated that that was not the case. Not only were very few wines showing signs of age, but the best examples are developing at a snail’s pace and will continue to improve with more time in the cellar.

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Chile's New Releases: Growing Diversity and Rising Quality

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South Africa’s Ongoing Wine Revolution


Germain-Robin: French Origin, American Twist

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Friuli: It Is What It Is, Part 1

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Salumeria Roscioli, Rome, Italy

Back in 2002, Alessandro and Pierluigi Roscioli decided to add an upscale bistro to their family specialty food shop and have basically never looked back. Today, Roscioli is a hangout of real foodies.


The Milling Room, New York

Climens 2002

Brasserie Lipp, Paris, France


Daniel, New York

Cacio e pepe cozze

Giuda Ballerino, Rome, Italy

Vinous Favorites

2013 Paul Cluver Estate Wines Chardonnay ($23) 92 points

2013 Paul Cluver Estate Wines Chardonnay, 92 points

This energetic, extract-rich, cool-climate Chardonnay entices with its sexy aromas of white peach, lime, flowers and musky hazelnutty lees. It’s saline, fresh and rich on the palate, offering a solid core of stone fruit and mineral flavors and a tactile, dusty, lingering finish. (ST)


Cellar Favorites

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1985 Ceretto Barolo Bricco Rocche Brunate

Funnily enough, I have never been too impressed with Ceretto’s 1985s (an excellent vintage), but this Brunate is an absolute beauty.

2002 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile

2003 Terlano Pinot Bianco Vorberg Riserva

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2010 Brunello di Montalcino

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