New Releases from Napa Valley: 2012 and 2013, Part I

Napa Valley fans have quite a bit to look forward to with the 2012s and 2013s, wines from two very different vintages.


Six Decades of Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon: 1967-2012

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Dalla Valle Maya: A Complete Retrospective 1988-2012

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Epic Dunn: Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain 1979-1999

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Miramonti l'Altro, Lombardy, Italy

My most recent meal at Miramonti l’Altro confirmed this is one of Italy’s most outstanding dining and watering holes.


Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy

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Ai Fiori, New York


Le Bernardin, New York


La Ciau del Tornavento, Treiso

Vinous Favorites

2011 Morgex et de la Salle Metodo Classico Extreme Brut ($26) 90 points

2011 Morgex et de la Salle Metodo Classico Extreme Brut, 90 points

Lemon peel, white flowers, crushed rocks and grapefruit are all beautifully delineated in the 2011 Extreme Brut. This bone-dry, bracing sparkling wine from Italy’s Valle d’Aosta delivers superb quality for its modest price.


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2000 Armand Rousseau Chambertin Clos de Bèze – Grand Cru

Rousseau’s 2000 Chambertin Clos de Bèze is wonderfully expressive and open today. The flavors are dark, bold and super-ripe in this decidedly extroverted, opulent Bèze...

2000 Jean-Louis Chave Ermitage Cuvée Cathelin

2007 Emidio Pepe Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

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