Daily Archives: March 10, 2024

Vinography Unboxed: Week of 3/3/24

[ad_1] Hello and welcome to my weekly dig through the pile of wine samples that show up asking to be tasted. I’m pleased to bring you the latest installment of Vinography Unboxed, where I highlight some of the better bottles that have crossed my doorstep recently. Let’s start this week with an old favorite, the Lang & Reed Chenin Blanc from Napa …

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Xarel·lo: From Cava workhorse to white wine thoroughbred

[ad_1] Alta Alella, just northeast of Barcelona Like many Mediterranean countries, Spain tends to eschew international grape varieties in favour of its vast wealth of indigenous plantings. Precise numbers are hard to pin down across its many regions, but Spain’s register of commercial vine varieties (Colección de Variedades de Vid) near Madrid records some 235 distinct varieties planted, of which …

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Giuseppe Cortese Barbaresco 2020 $40 (93 points)

[ad_1] A fresh, juicy red highlighted by cherry, plum, tar, grass and eucalyptus flavors. Gains support from vibrant acidity and pliable tannins as this cruises to a long aftertaste of fruit, vegetal and mineral notes. Best from 2026 through 2040. 850 cases made, 500 cases imported. [ad_2] Source : ed54997646d5eb3131f9d2903d5ba893

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