Domaine Carneros’ 2005 Le Rêve (“the dream”) by Taittinger ($95) is the 14th vintage of the Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine that Claude Taittinger dreamed of creating in California
Founded in 1776, this estate in Reims was bequeathed in 1833 to Louis Roederer, who brought the property to international prominence.
This incomparable producer owns vineyards in the Serralunga d’Alba, La Morra, and Barbaresco regions of Piedmont.
The definitive Super Tuscan, this legendary and revolutionary wine is produced by Tenuta San Guido, which is owned by the Incisa della Rochetta family.
Owner Vincenzo Abbruzzese’s winemaking has earned Valdicava a permanent place among the top wines producers in Montalcino.
Vietti winemaker and industry visionary Alfredo Currado passed away this year, leaving the estate in the capable hands of his son, Luca.
The Pouilly-Fumé of Baron Patrick de Ladoucette, a descendant of the Comte Lafond, is amongst the best in the Loire Valley.
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.
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: 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: 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: The Château de Tracy 2005 Pouilly-Fumé Haute Densité is a masterfully delineated rendition of sauvignon blanc—silky smooth, with juicy citrus, bright acidity, structured minerality,
Tasting notes: The Dolce 2005 Napa Valley, though lavishly textured and dense, remains surprisingly light on the tongue, with flavors of lemon meringue, coconut custard, and torrone.
Tasting notes: A blend primarily of tinta roriz, touriga franca, and tinta amarela varietals, this wine is unctuous, black-red, and redolent of rose hips, grape lozenges, and sarsparilla.
Tasting notes: Brooding, dark, and fragrant, this reveals blackberry, blueberry, and raspberry on the nose.
Tasting notes: This dark red brims with black-cherry, black-currant, and blackberry flavors that give way on the finish to soft tannins accented by earthy clove and red apple.
Tasting notes: The Celani Family Vineyards 2005 Ardore Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits fruit and sarsaparilla aromas and an alluring blend of boysenberry, black-cherry, and currant flavors.
Tasting notes: A polished and stylish Riesling that explodes with apricot, honey, and racy lime and possesses amazing depth. Worth knowing: An archaeologist by training, Dr.
Tasting notes: Powerful and silky with exquisite black cherry, this wine possesses power and extreme elegance.