Daily Archives: September 13, 2023

Oakville 2020: The top Cabernets from this Napa AVA

Harlan Estate, in Napa Valley’s Oakville AVA. QUICK LINK Napa Cabernet 2020: full vintage report and top-scoring wines As with the previous vintage, the few Cabernets from Oakville I sampled are among my top scorers for the 2020 vintage. They are perfumed, elegant, light on their feet with good fruit concentration, and show poise and balance. Scroll down for the …

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Mind the gender gap

Women have long collected art, they are also eminent collectors of luxury accessories and certainly of fashion, but what about wine? For the longest time, female wine collectors were the exception that proved the rule. Finally, though, women are breaking into this rarefied world. While progress is slow, there are clear reasons for this – not least psychology, wine styles …

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Harvest 2023 in Pacific Northwest: What winemakers are saying

Abeja’s Heather Hill estate vineyard. In the Pacific Northwest, Washington state’s 2023 wine harvest is getting underway, while those in the cooler Willamette Valley in Oregon bide their time. Harvest 2023 begins in Washington Harvest 2023 has begun in the Evergreen State, depending on the site. Growers are largely picking for either sparkling wine or early-ripening white varietals like Sauvignon …

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Doyard Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Vendémiaire NV (2023) $65 (93 points)

A graceful Champagne, with a satiny mousse, revealing ripe apricot, mirabelle plum, preserved lemon, white blossoms and a streak of salty minerality enriched by hints of toasted hazelnut and pastry cream, all framed by well-knit, chiseled acidity on the long finish. Disgorged March 2023. Drink now through 2026. 500 cases imported. Source : 742ac6c7ab74fb661814166d554b67a0

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Best LCBO Wine Reviews: Vintages Ratings September 9, 2023

  You can access the wines that I reviewed as a text wine list with my complete tasting notes, scores, food matches. If you are a Paid Member, you can add my wine picks to your custom shopping list with one click and access that list on your smartphone to find the stock for each wine in your closest LCBO store. You can also see my wine …

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