2011

BEST of the BEST 2014 | Leisure | Domestic Red Wines: Dana Estates 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Lotus Vineyard

Though Dana Estates’ first release was its 2005 vintage, the winery is nevertheless deeply rooted in the history of Napa Valley. The property’s owner, Hi Sang Lee—a longtime wine enthusiast and importer in his native South Korea—has developed close friendships with many of California’s leading vintners. His own career as a producer of fine wine […]

BEST of the BEST 2014 International White Wines: Fritz Haag 2011 Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel Mosel Brauneberger Juffer

The Haag family, which practices its craft in Germany’s Middle Mosel region, enjoys a reputation for producing white wines of the highest quality with astonishing consistency. Their dependability, however, is explained in part by the fact that they have worked this land for more than four centuries. The Fritz Haag 2011 Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel Mosel […]

Cellar Notes: David Family 2011 Pinot Noir Anderson Valley

The family that owns David Family Wines is not named David. This boutique producer of Pinot Noir based in Santa Rosa, Calif., was founded in 2006 by Michelle Reeves, an entrepreneur from Australia who developed a fascination for wine, particularly Pinot Noir, while living in San Francisco. Enlisting the expertise of master sommelier Emmanuel Kemiji […]