Posted: June 14, 2007 By James Suckling
Last night was a tsunami of bad corks. I was having dinner with Bruna and Bruno Giacosa in region of Barolo in the restaurant of Belvedere in La Morra, and it seemed at first that just about every bottle we ordered had a cork problem.
Posted: April 30, 2007 By James Molesworth
Posted: March 31, 2007 By James Laube
Posted: February 9, 2007 By James Molesworth
Posted: January 17, 2007 By James Suckling
I tasted a couple dozen California reds yesterday with James Laube and Tim Fish in Wine Spectator 's Napa office, and I was struck by how many of the reds seemed slightly off or tainted. Most of the wines were Napa Valley Cabernets, but we also tasted Cabs from Sonoma.
Posted: January 15, 2007 By Harvey Steiman
That flavor you hate in the wine but the guy next to you loves? To you, it's a flaw. To him, it's welcome complexity. Somehow, I'm not surprised that this topic came up in comments about Pinot Noir. I had written that I found some of the wines in a recent tasting green and earthy.
Posted: January 12, 2007 By James Laube
A couple of parting thoughts about this week’s discussion of TCA taint in wineries. I don't blame any of the wineries for what happened to their cellars and then to their wines. They are primarily victims of circumstance and are not inattentive or negligent vintners.
Posted: January 9, 2007 By James Laube
Pillar Rock is a boutique winery in Napa Valley that specializes in Cabernet Sauvignon grown in its vineyard in Stags Leap District. The winery made its first wine in 1999, and three of its first four vintages earned outstanding marks from me.
Posted: December 31, 2006 By Daniel Sogg
Posted: May 16, 2006 By James Laube
Snowden Vineyards has a lot riding on the 2005 vintage. After a run of excellent vintages from 1993 to 2001, including solid efforts in the challenging years of 1998 and 2000, this Napa Valley Cabernet specialist hit a huge pothole – two in fact.
Posted: March 31, 2006 By Daniel Sogg
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Posted: June 15, 2005 By Kim Marcus
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