Current Press & Accolades

"This is a bold combination of 89% Dolcetto from the Napa side of Carneros and 11% Barbera from one of its happy spots in the state, El Dorado County. Big bodied and tannic on entry, it softens in the glass to reveal bright red cherry and spearmint, with a touch of bitterness on the finish." — Virginie Boone

88

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"This wine smells more savory than fruity, and tastes smooth, moderately fruity and easy to enjoy. Medium bodied, it's well balanced between acidity and richness, and not too tannic, giving an appealing mouthfeel." — Jim Gordon

87

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"Something different and refreshing in a white wine, this smells like green apples, flowers and tart candy, while flavors recall tart apple skin. The wine is dry, clean and light bodied." — Jim Gordon

86

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"Fresh and balanced with bright red and black fruit flavors, this will be fantastic with all kinds of meat, fowl and mushroom dishes. Tangy acidity and firm, refreshing tannins keep this medium-bodied wine lively and mouthwatering from the first sip to the last." — Jim Gordon

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 "Alessandro wanted to know if I’d pen a feature for Cdb on the wine scene in America. “Which wine scene in America?” was my initial response, to which he more-or-less replied “all of them.” Capturing the trends and current happenings of all of the most important wine regions in the U.S. just seemed a challenge too cool to turn down, so I said yes...what was probably the most difficult part of the assignment was coming up with a list of thirty wines that I thought served as both an introduction to American wine, and as a faithful representation of American wine trends overall... Against my better judgment, I have included short blurbs on why I choose the wines that I did.

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