The Amorim family’s fortune had its beginnings among the rambling port lodges that line the hillsides above the Douro River in Porto, but the family did not amass its wealth by making Portugal’s f
In whichever hemisphere or country Paul Hobbs exercises his purple thumb, the vines prosper.
Chateau Ste. Michelle is not only the oldest winery in Washington State, but also the largest.
In an era when so many legendary wine labels belong to multinational corporations, Domaine Jean-Louis Chave stands apart, not only for the decadent beauty of its incomparable wines, but
Although Calistoga is home to what is perhaps Napa Valley’s most fabled and historic vineyard, the region was only very recently approved by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
Father-and-son winemaking team Alex and Paul Golitzin count among their ancestors Prince Lev Sergeyevich Golitsyn—a member of one of Russia’s most distinguished noble houses and the foun
Before embarking upon his own vinous enterprise, Robert Foley produced some 15 vintages for Pride Mountain Vineyards, one of the region’s most alluring labels.
In the minds of most enthusiasts, Médoc is the cradle of Bordeaux.
Since 1859, the Gaja Winery in the Barbaresco region of Piedmont, Italy, has been committed to producing fine wines that express the highly individual characters of its vineyards’ varied
Perhaps one of the most significant events to occur at Maison Louis Jadot since its doors first opened in 1859 will occur at the end of this year, when, after more than four decades, win
‘‘My wife’s brother died in California, leaving quite an estate,’’ reads an 1879 letter from Stalham Wing in Napa Valley to a friend in Ohio.
That the flagship offering of Moone-Tsai Winery is not a single-estate wine but a blend of different varietals from different vineyards in some of Napa Valley’s most prestigious growing regions is
Established in 1956, Piedmontese wine producer Michele Chiarlo is a relative newcomer in comparison to such notable neighbors as Giacomo Conterno, which was founded sometime in the 17th
Only a handful of Napa Valley’s legendary wines have been around for more than a decade or two, most having been introduced in the 1980s and 1990s, when the success of a few Cabernet Sau
In creating the 2008 Ovid Napa Valley ($185), hea
If the taste of a whisky literally reflected the topography of the place where it was made, then one would expect a dram of Laphroaig to be lean, even austere.
This négociant, founded in 1865, had a longstanding reputation for using traditional winemaking methods to produce wines that cellared exceptionally well.
The Faiveley family produces some of Burgundy’s most consistent wines, but with this release from the 2008 vintage, they have outdone themselves.
This white is one of the great wines of Chassagne-Montrachet. This vintage was the first in which the Drouhin family added the name of the Morgeot vineyard to the label.
This walled vineyard was purchased back in 1826 by Louis Henry Denis Jadot, and its Pinot Noir fruit perfectly represents the style and essence of Maison Jadot.
A fine architect of crisp whites from Chablis, William Fèvre delivers in this multifaceted 2007 Les Clos delicious flavors of pear, flint, and saddle leather.
Producing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Riesling since 1997, this New Zealand winery located in Central Otago’s Bannockburn region has quickly ascended to superstar status.
Bouchard has some of the best vineyard holdings in all of Burgundy, but the microplot called La Cabotte may be the négociant's very best.
This unparalleled Chardonnay—a favorite from the Santa Rita Hills appellation, near Lompoc—exhibits so many complex qualities, yet its tropical-fruit aromas and deep flavors of grapefruit, lemon z
A single-vineyard Pinot Noir, this regal red proves once again that the Santa Rita Hills appellation is one of the finest microclimates in which to cultivate the Burgundian grape varietals.
Grown in the Santa Lucia Highlands’ famed Pisoni Vineyard, this fine Pinot Noir combines rich red and black plum, candied black cherry, and raspberry with a soft bouquet of rose petals and wildflo
The Clos Pepe vineyard in Santa Barbara County’s Santa Rita Hills is home to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with distinct Burgundian characteristics.
Paul Hobbs has been planting wine grapes since 1969, when, still a child, he uprooted a section of his family’s apple orchard to plant vines.
This powerful and richly flavored red comes from Napa Valley winemaker Andy Erickson, the man who crafts the wines for Oakville’s celebrated and ultra-exclusive Screaming Eagle winery.
Sourced from one of Napa’s most esteemed plots of land, the Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard in Oakville, this blockbuster is opulent and lush.