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Looking Back at Napa Valley Icons

It’s always a thrill to revisit some of Napa Valley’s reference points. This tasting/dinner at Press was full of highlights.

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Barbaresco’s Stellar 2011s

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Val d’Orcia, Montepulciano, Carmignano and the Undiscovered Tuscany

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2010 Barolo: Flying High Again, Part 2

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Exploring the Tuscan Coast


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The Vinous 2014 Guide to Eating and Drinking in Piedmont

This year’s round up of the best places to eat and drink in Piedmont includes several new entries. There are plenty of places to splurge, but sometimes simpler is better.

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Cristal and Piedmont & Bordeaux Icons

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Ad Hoc, Yountville

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Barolofriends Wine Bar, Barolo

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Restaurant F and B, Beaune


Vinous Favorites

2013 Foxen Chenin Blanc Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard Old Vines ($25) 90	 points

2013 Foxen Chenin Blanc Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard Old Vines, 90 points

The 2013 Chenin Blanc Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard Old Vines is soft, supple and accessible. Pear, melon, almonds and spices inform the expressive, silky finish. This is an impeccable white from Foxen to drink now and over the next few years.

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Cellar Favorites

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2002 Salon - Magnum

Tasted from magnum, the 2002 Salon is utterly magnificent. The flavors are finely sculpted throughout in a Champagne that impresses for its tension and total brilliance.

1992 Dunn Petit Sirah Howell Mountain

1995 Araujo Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard Vieilles Vignes


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