Trimbach Gewürztraminer Alsace 2018 $32 (91 points)

A racy Gewürztraminer, boasting exuberant lychee, sappy peach and ginger layered with floral perfume. Despite the ripe lushness, this has good balance and definition, with dried green herbs, crushed stone and baking spices weaving through the lively, acidic finish. Drink now through 2028. 10,000 cases made, 3,500 cases imported. Source : ed4a8eff78874cc0076f71b901d57b19

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Vilafonté Seriously Old Dirt Western Cape 2020 $30 (92 points)

A vibrant red, featuring a dark, generous core of black and red currant fruit, tea leaves and mint, mocha and spices. This is appealing for its grace and integration, with light, taut tannins lending definition and poise. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2030. 17,083 cases made. Source : 1440348d1d64cfe738cedd7d0fdb5beb

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Klein Constantia’s Elegant Sauvignon Blancs

We recently paid a visit to Klein Constantia, part of Simon van der Stel’s Constantia estate and vineyard established in 1685. Over the ensuing 338 years the estate has seen many changes, including the 20th century creation of a state cooperative (KWV) that controlled almost all wine production and sales.  Klein Constantia resumed bottling under its own label in 1986 …

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Willamette Valley Update: The Stylish 2021 Vintage and Late Release 2019s

Domaine Drouhin Oregon, Dundee Hills Estate: Mt Hood–left background, Mt Jefferson–right background Snow on the Coastal Range peaks, cold pouring rain in Portland, freezing temperatures in McMinnville; ahh…Thanksgiving Weekend 2022 in the Willamette Valley!  Perfect weather for tasting new releases from some of Willamette Valley’s top wineries? If the weather was chilly and the wines cool to taste, the welcome by …

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Jean-Louis Chave Sélection Côtes du Rhône Mon Coeur 2020 $25 (90 points)

A generous, ripe red, with blackberry puree, sappy black licorice and violet notes that are round and supple on the palate. Gains balance from a refreshing beam of singed thyme and iron, while the finish is tied up nicely with firming, mesquite-tinged tannins. Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2025. Source : bc0cc7a0e35811b382fa625c3de07e21

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Old and New at South Africa’s Iconic Meerlust Winery

2023 Harvest Merlot Arrives at the Manor House Meerlust and its Rubicon wine are iconic in South Africa. In 1693 Simon van der Stel, the first Governor of the Dutch Cape Colony, signed the deed to what is now the Meerlust estate to a German immigrant, who named it Meerlust (pleasure of the sea) due to its proximity to False …

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Ireland Family Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2021 $60 (92 points)  
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