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Writing my 200+ tasting notes on current-release Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons is an interesting exercise when one knows the notes will be viewed by a readership wider than Americans...

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See also Linda's musings on the current styles of one of the wine world's most successful  combination of  place and grape variety. The following tasting notes on current-release...

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Tony Soter is one of California’s (and now Oregon’s) most talented winemakers, turning the wines of Araujo, Niebaum-Coppola, Spottswoode, Viader and others into gold as a...

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As rumoured for some time, the Napa Valley's cult winery Screaming Eagle has now lost its popular sales and marketing person, ex-auctioneer Ursula Hermacinski (see American charity auctions...

It was three years ago next month that Warren Winiarski handed over the keys to Stag's Leap Wine Cellars to Tuscany's Piero Antinori and Ted Baseler, CEO of Ste Michelle Wine Estates, Washington...

The revolving doors at Napa Valley wineries are sorely in need of greasing, as a number of high-profile vintners have recently retired, taken new jobs, or departed with little explanation....

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As the sommelier and beverage manager for the Culinary Institute of America in St Helena, California, housed in the Greystone building pictured below, Traci Dutton has the enviable yet taxing...

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Tom Shelton, former Joseph Phelps Winery president/CEO and a leader in the efforts to protect the integrity of the Napa Valley wine name, died 26 Jul at his Calistoga home following a long battle...

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Quite a ruckus was raised in Napa Valley last week. First, there was the shock announcement that Chateau Montelena is being purchased by Château Cos d’Estournel’s...

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This article was also published in the Financial Times. It was to be a demanding if pleasurable finale to our trip: dinners booked on successive nights at The French Laundry in Yountville,...

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If you haven't been to Napa Valley lately, there are surprises in store. The landmark wineries still draw crowds, The French Laundry in Yountville is still the place to eat, if you can...

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The news that Barney Rhodes, 88, of Rutherford, Napa Valley, has passed on to the great cellar in the sky (see a fine obituary on decanter.com ) somehow marks the end of the era in...

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Napa ’s new look     Linda Murphy sent the report below last weekend, promising a more detailed visitor’s guide to the Napa Valley to come. Here’s what...

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Last year, Jancis tasted every vintage (1982 through 2003 – see tasting notes ) of Spottswoode St. Helena Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, joining the Novak family in its annual assessment...

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This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times .  See also my tasting notes on Harlan Estate and Screaming Eagle. What do Arsenal...

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