One may be forgiven for assuming that Quilceda Creek is a new player among the world’s elite producers of Cabernet Sauvignon, given that Washington state has seen the establishment of mo
Perfection always entails a precarious balancing act, and in the wine industry especially, achieving that harmonious state requires patience.
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.
Véronique Drouhin knew she had discovered a special place when, in July 1987, she first crested the remote Oregon hillside that would become home to one of the most respected vineyards i
Araujo Estate did not begin with the arrival in Napa Valley of its eponymous owners, Daphne and Bart Araujo.
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
Evening Land, an up-and-coming producer, casts a wide geographic net, making wine from grapes in the Santa Rita Hills and Sonoma Coast regions of California as well as in Oregon’s Willamette Valle
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.
The Clos Pepe vineyard in Santa Barbara County’s Santa Rita Hills is home to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with distinct Burgundian characteristics.
Col Solare is co-owned by two luminaries of the wine world, Marchese Piero Antinori and Ted Baseler of Chateau Ste. Michelle.
This terrific Cabernet Sauvignon–Syrah blend comes from Charles Smith, an impresario-turned-vintner who roughly a decade ago was managing rock bands in Scandinavia.
Dark to the rim with complex aromas of cinnamon, red raspberry, clove, nutmeg, and coffee, the 2007 vintage of this reference standard for Washington red wines has great balance, lengthy tannins,
Unlike his quirky character in Twin Peaks, actor Kyle MacLachlan has passions other than Douglas firs, black coffee, and cherry pie.
This supremely structured Sauvignon Blanc is actually grown outside of the Central Coast region—in Bel-Air, in the hills of West Los Angeles, where the soil contains deep gravel and seashell beds
Fruit from seven different vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley’s Los Olivos are blended to create this supple and spicy Rhône-style wine.
Matt Dees demonstrated his brilliance as a winemaker with Jonata’s inaugural 2004 vintage, and in 2007 he repeated this triumph.
Crafted from fruit grown on Santa Barbara County’s Piocho Ranch, this rich, multidimensional blend consists of 90 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 5 percent Merlot, and 5 percent Cabernet Franc.
This wine, which debuted in 2007, has already established owners Solène and Guillaume Fabre as consummate producers of the luscious varietal.
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
While attending law school, Jayson Pahlmeyer ventured into a wine-tasting class.
Sourced from one of Napa’s most esteemed plots of land, the Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard in Oakville, this blockbuster is opulent and lush.
Located in Napa Valley’s St. Helena, Seavey is widely considered to be one of the great hidden values among the region’s Cabernets.
John Shafer and his son Doug have been producing brilliant wines from Napa’s Stags Leap District since the 1970s, and this dark beauty further enriches their legacy.
Owner Stuart Sloan debuted his label with the 2000 vintage, which was made with the assistance of a who’s who of consultants that included David Abreu and Michel Rolland.
The legendary Robert Foley has been making the wines for this label since 1999.
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.
The Scarecrow label pays homage to Napa grape grower J.J. Cohn’s previous career as chief of production at MGM, where he produced the classic films Ben-Hur and The Wizard of Oz.
Blessed by the influences of David Abreu, Andy Erickson, and Michel Rolland, Ovid—located on Pritchard Hill—produces spectacular Bordeaux-style wines in its custom-made concrete fermenters.
Intrepid entrepreneur Betty O’Shaughnessy came to Napa in 1990 and has been producing world-class wines ever since.
Vintner and 23-year racecar veteran Randy Lewis, who drove in five Indianapolis 500 competitions, met cyclist Lance Armstrong at the 2001 Tour de France, where—thanks to their shared passions for