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.
In 1784, when ordering a supply of Margaux for his cellar, Thomas Jefferson wrote, “There cannot be a better bottle of Bordeaux.” Anyone fortunate enough to acquire a case of the 2007 vintage will
Unlike his quirky character in Twin Peaks, actor Kyle MacLachlan has passions other than Douglas firs, black coffee, and cherry pie.
The Clos Pepe vineyard in Santa Barbara County’s Santa Rita Hills is home to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with distinct Burgundian characteristics.
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
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.
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
Col Solare is co-owned by two luminaries of the wine world, Marchese Piero Antinori and Ted Baseler of Chateau Ste. Michelle.
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
Like other offerings from Pomerol, this refined vintage from Château Providence will age gracefully for three decades or longer.
This fifth-growth estate in Pauillac, located across the road from Château Mouton Rothschild, should certainly be represented in any well-stocked cellar.
We suspect that when Robert Louis Stevenson wrote, “Wine is bottled poetry,” there was a half-full bottle of Petrus on his desk.
Named for a former owner, General Charles Palmer, this historic grand cru estate in Margaux is now managed by Thomas Duroux, who was formerly with Tenuta dell’Ornellaia in Tuscany.
Comprised of 62 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 31 percent Merlot, and 7 percent Petit Verdot, this classic Médoc is aged in new barrels for 18 months to create a captivating profile dominated by blac
Perhaps the only wines from Pauillac that can surpass the reds from the first-growth estate, which dates to 1525, are its whites.
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,
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.
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.
Crafted from 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon grown in a unique microclimate in Napa’s Rutherford Bench, this fine red wine possesses great depth of flavor and a richness that could be matched only
While attending law school, Jayson Pahlmeyer ventured into a wine-tasting class.
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
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.
Only estate-grown fruit is used to make this remarkable red wine, which consists of 95 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 4 percent Merlot, and 1 percent Cabernet Franc.