Great Wines from Napa and Sonoma: Vintage 2011

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Expectations are tempered down for the 2011 vintage in California, widely acknowledged as a “tricky” vintage. However, as with all tough vintages, some wineries find a way to shine and outperform their rivals—and we've come across several incredibly impressive wines that are more than worthy of your attention and purchasing power. We... Read more →

Great Wine: Foley Chardonnay, Sta. Rita Hills

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I believe FOLEY ESTATES is one of the great makers of white wines in America. The winery’s entry level 2008 Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay is a real beauty. I've tasted at least six other higher-priced Foley chards, so don't let the "entry level" label fool you—it's world class. A crowd-pleaser, so rich, so juicy and flavorful, and so... Read more →

Great Wine: Monchhof Urzig Wurzgarten Riesling Spatlese

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Germany is home to both the greatest Rieslings in the world and wines with the hardest names to remember ever. The 2008 MONCHHOF Urzig Wurzgarten Riesling Spatlese is no exception. It's also fantastic. For the uninitiated, if you can get past the intimidation factor of its lengthy name, I promise you, you'll be hooked on German Riesling... Read more →