Tasting notes: Inky, powerful, and saturated with plum and spice, the wine presents amazing structure and complexity that leave no doubt that Argentina is redrawing the map of world-class wine reg
Tasting notes: Elegant and amazing, this wine is ripe, lush, beefy, and tangy with acidity and depth of flavor. It goes long and deep on the palate, revealing spiced plum and ripe berries.
Tasting notes: Velvety on the palate yet packed with explosive plum, blackberry, and spice, this shiraz combines lovely texture and bright acidity.
Tasting notes: Huge, concentrated, and blessed with a vault-like structure, this gorgeous wine should continue to develop for the next decade or more.
Tasting notes: Le Macchiole 2005 has an amazingly fleshy structure from which hang juicy, racy flavors of ripe plum and black raspberry supported by pure, silky-crisp acidity.
Tasting notes: The decipherable flavors in Diatom’s 2006 Chardonnay Clos Pepe are first lively lemon peel and key lime, then delicate brine, sweet sage, and a long, linear finish of calcium minera
Tasting notes: Grown northeast of Rutherford, Calif., near Lake Hennessey, this inky, voluptuous wine gives off heady, spellbinding aromas of blackberry, black cherry, rose water, and wildflowers,
Tasting notes: A blend of equal parts chardonnay and pinot noir, the 1998 Cuvée R.
Tasting notes: This silky, intense Corton Charlemagne from the stupendous 2005 vintage shows pure, amazing chardonnay fruit laced with deep notes of oak and minerals.
Tasting notes: As might be expected, Cheval Blanc outperforms, exhibiting a heady nose of lush black fruit and spice followed by complex notes of cocoa, vanilla and berry on the palate.