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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.

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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.

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Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy

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Ai Fiori, New York

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Le Bernardin, New York

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La Ciau del Tornavento, Treiso


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2013 Ciro Picariello Fiano di Avellino, 91 points

Picariello’s 2013 Fiano di Avellino bristles with notable energy, tension and pure mineral-driven cut. Citrus peel, smoke and orchard fruits add layers of nuance in a great example of this famous late-ripening Campanian white from volcanic soils.

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Cellar Favorites

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1995 Comte Georges de Vogüé Musigny Vieilles Vignes - Grand Cru

Burgundy’s Comtes de Vogüé has long been one of my favorite producers, although I find the wines often stubbornly slow in reaching their optimal drinking phase.

2000 Armand Rousseau Chambertin Clos de Bèze – Grand Cru

2000 Jean-Louis Chave Ermitage Cuvée Cathelin


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Naples Winter Wine Festival

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La Festa del Barolo 2015

February 6 - 7, 2015
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