Pinot Noir, Chardonnay

Pahlmeyer Introduces Wayfarer Vineyard Wines

Vintner Jayson Pahlmeyer and daughter Cleo will release the first estate grown Pinot Noirs and Chardonnay from their Wayfarer Vineyard this fall, 16 years after purchasing the remote, unplanted parcel in the northwestern reach of the Sonoma Coast. Straddling King Ridge in the Fort Ross-Seaview Appellation, Wayfarer is perched at 1,100 feet, just five miles […]

Querciabella 2006 Batàr Tuscany

A beautiful and consistently excellent Tuscan white wine grown in the Greve region of Chianti, Batàr—a blend of Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay—is often referred to as the Montrachet of Italy. This vintage is packed with flavors of white peach, white pepper, and tropical fruit.

Dom Pérignon 2002 Warhol Épernay Champagne

Möet & Chandon is one of the world’s largest Champagne producers, and the firm’s flagship producer, Dom Pérignon, remains, in the minds of connoisseurs, the region’s standard of highest excellence. Holiday spirits will rise with the bubbles in this blend of 45 percent Chardonnay and 55 percent Pinot Noir. Notes of white pepper and gardenia […]

Louis Roederer 1999 Cristal Rosé Champagne

Tasting notes: Mingled notes of cherry, raspberry, and strawberry with remarkable length and finesse. Worth knowing: This is the rarest wine made at Roederer, crafted exclusively from pinot noir sourced from Cumières (as well as 30 percent chardonnay) and only in select vintages. Roederer is one of the few houses to use skin maceration to […]