Daily Archives: June 8, 2024

Diatom Chardonnay Santa Barbara County 2023 $25 (93 points)

This stunning wine leaps out of the glass, with concentrated flavors of white peach, quince and pineapple, plus floral accents of orange blossoms and lemon curd. Finishes with mouthwatering acidity, a note of crunchy sea salt minerality and a whiff of lemon verbena. Drink now. 23,000 cases made. Source : 521253130dc716ed843621ac866a5a9c

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Château Malbat Bordeaux 2022 $12 (88 points)

A pretty red, offering boysenberry pâte de fruit, anise and violet notes backed by a fine-grained, easy-going structure, with a late savory echo. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2025. 5,420 cases made, 2,500 cases imported. Source : 6e3af4f048a5fcaf5937c400665816ae

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Vinography Images: Oaks and Vines

A carefully constructed patchwork of beautiful hillside vineyards is tucked amongst the California Live Oaks on the hillsides of Napa Valley. While once the cutting edge of viticulture in Napa, such hillside vineyards are all but impossible to plant these days, as a result of intense scrutiny by the Napa Planning Commission and various constituencies in the valley who seem …

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