Domaine Les Pallières – Gigondas “Les Racines” 2012

Domaine Les Pallières is undeniably one of the greatest, longest-running properties of the Southern Rhône—outside the village of Gigondas, woven into the foothills of the beautiful and brooding Dentelles de Montmirail. The domaine had been a continuously running farm within the same family since the fifteenth century! Les Pallières was once a famous domaine with…

Grand Cru Class Cos D’Estournel Saint Estephe 1996

Grilled bell pepper flavor, wet leather and earthy minerality. Spicy in front but velvety in the finish. Dark red color. High tannin. Still young even that is a 1996. Probably can go for another decade  MWCH Glasses 

2005 Chateau d’Yquem – Sauternes

  What to say??? Maybe nothing is better and let the wine talk. To bad that those bottle are to little. Was an unbelievable experience that finally came true. I do not want to waste my time and explain how it tasted, the better answer is go and by one bottle before you die.

Andis Wines – Painted Fields 2011

Garnet black color. Bright, fruity, roasted aromas of berry cobbler and smoked nuts with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length dried cherry, peppery spice, and cedar finish with chewy, firm tannins and moderate oak. A serious, nicely structured red that will shine at the table. World Wine Championship Award :…

What Do American Wine Consumers Want?

Winemaking and grapegrowing are passions, but they’re also businesses. Every winemaker wants to know what consumers are looking for in a bottle. To try to answer that question, Sonoma State University and the Wine Business Institute conducted their second-annual survey of American wine-consumer preferences, releasing the results this week. They found that when it comes…