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James Laube

October 2012

A Rare Cabernet from a Wine of the Year Winner
Paloma, known for its Merlot, made an exceptional 2009 Napa Cabernet
Posted: Oct 16, 2012 5:30pm ET

Merlot won out, but it could just as easily have been Cabernet or Syrah.

In the case of Paloma, Jim and Barbara Richards' 15-acre vineyard on Spring Mountain, it actually produced three astounding wines, any one of which could have been a star on its own.

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Flying Blind
Less is more when it comes to blind tasting
Posted: Oct 4, 2012 5:30pm ET

Some of the most frequently asked questions of me are about tasting: How do we conduct tastings? How often do we taste? How many wines do we taste at a time? My philosophy: Less is more.

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