Posted: August 19, 2010 By Thomas Matthews
Posted: August 13, 2010 By Harvey Steiman
Wine Spectator editor at large Harvey Steiman opens a 20-year-old Merlot from Washington, finding it to stand the test of time.
Posted: August 10, 2010 By Harvey Steiman
Posted: August 2, 2010 By James Laube
Posted: June 22, 2010 By Harvey Steiman
Oregon Pinot Noirs age well, but how well do Rieslings, Chardonnays and warm-climate varieties such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah do? My tasting of 30 Oregon wines dating from 1979 to 2005 explores the possibilities.
Posted: June 16, 2010 By Harvey Steiman
Posted: June 8, 2010 By James Laube
Posted: May 25, 2010 By James Molesworth
Since I began covering South Africa in 2000, I haven’t exactly been the biggest fan of Pinotage, the country’s former signature grape. There are, however, exceptions. And though the grape has receded from the top lineup of varieties now pacing the South African category here in the U.S. market, there are still a few wineries that manage to make very good to outstanding versions, and Kanonkop's is a cellar-worthy treasure for its price. Here are my notes on a nine-vintage vertical tasting.
Posted: May 18, 2010 By Harvey Steiman
Over the years the vineyards going into Penner-Ash Pinot Noir Willamette Valley have evolved from the three original sites to a dozen currently, but the wines retain their fundamental character and age elegantly. Here are my notes on Lynn Penner-Ash's Pinots of the 2000s (as well as a few others).
Posted: May 17, 2010 By Bruce Sanderson
Two days before Wine Spectator’s Grand Tour in New York, I had dinner with Michael Twelftree of Australia’s Two Hands Winery and Seattle distributor Matt Mabus of Cordon Selections, at Marea. We drank a lineup of Burgundies, along with a Barolo and a J.J. Prüm Riesling at its peak. Here are my tasting notes.
Posted: May 10, 2010 By Harvey SteimanEvery year Archie McLaren, chairman of the Central Coast Wine Classic and a longtime wine collector, and I donate a dinner to a charity wine auction. We pick a San Francisco restaurant, raid our cellars for some interesting wines and ask the chef to make a menu for them. It pleasantly surprises us how generous folks can be to support the arts and enjoy food and wine in a city known for it.
This year, we focused on Pinot Noir.
Posted: April 29, 2010 By James Laube
Posted: April 28, 2010 By Bruce Sanderson
On a beautiful sunny weekend in mid-April, I attended a historic tasting of German trockenbeerenauslesen in Southern California.
Posted: April 26, 2010 By Bruce Sanderson
On a beautiful sunny weekend in mid-April, I attended a historic tasting of German trockenbeerenauslesen in Southern California. With 39 white wines ranging in vintage from 1959 back to 1921, it was perhaps the most comprehensive tasting ever of rare, old TBAs on either side of the Atlantic. Here are my tasting notes from the first day of the event.
Posted: April 5, 2010 By Harvey Steiman
Posted: March 29, 2010 By Thomas Matthews
Posted: March 23, 2010 By Bruce Sanderson
Posted: March 17, 2010 By Harvey Steiman
Editor at Large Harvey Steiman tastes four late-harvest wines, mostly Riesling. They were probably best in their first 10 years, but they can still can show outstanding character and give pleasure after three decades.
Posted: March 16, 2010 By James Laube
Posted: March 3, 2010 By James Laube
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