Daily Archives: November 29, 2023

Argentina Meets California at The Farm Winery in Paso Robles

Santiago, Mercédes, Azmina & Jim Santiago Achával Becú is renown for the world class wines he made with Italian winemaker Roberto Cipresso at Achával-Ferrer in Mendoza beginning in 1994; we met him a few years later at the winery in Luján de Cuyo.  However, Santiago was first inspired by the wines of Napa Valley while he was attending the Stanford …

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Napa Valley’s Darioush: Producer profile plus 10 wines tasted

Darioush Khaledi Many high-end producers along Napa Valley’s storied wine routes took on wine as a second (or third) career after securing their fortunes in other lucrative fields. None of them have quite the same story as Darioush Khaledi. Scroll down to see tasting notes and scores for 10 current releases from Napa’s Darioush Today, Khaledi is famous for being …

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Los Angeles wineries release bottling from 18th century vine

Tending the Ramona vine. At Angeleno Wine Company on the outskirts of LA’s Chinatown, co-owner Jasper Dickson pours one of the most exciting wines of the year. Angelica is a wine made from the oldest producing vine in the US – the Ramona vine – believed to have been planted in the 1770s in the courtyard of Mission San Gabriel. …

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