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Napa and Sonoma: The 2017 Summer Update

Keeping up with the pace of new releases in Napa Valley, Sonoma and neighboring appellations is a nearly impossible task. This article covers producers that I missed earlier in the year because of scheduling conflicts and treacherous weather during the winter. A number of wineries are appearing in Vinous for the first time, reaffirming our commitment to offer readers unparalleled insight on exciting, new projects as they develop.

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Domaine Armand Rousseau: Chambertin 1988 - 2002

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The Rosé Wave Keeps Building

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Chablis 2016 & 2015: Quality Over Quantity

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2015 Rhine Riesling: No Pfalz Modesty

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Vinous Tasting Group - The Wines of Bruno Giacosa

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Verticals of Ramey’s Hyde & Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnays


Book Excerpt: Appellation Napa Valley – Stags Leap District

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Northern Rhône: Solid ’14 Reds and Outstanding ’15 Whites

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Wistub du Sommelier, Alsace, France

Wistubs are equivalents of modern day bistros but that harken back to past times, offering home style food in rural, country settings.

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Happy Birthday to You

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Ristorante Il Centro, Priocca, Piedmont, Italy


Quince, San Francisco, California

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Ercoli 1928 Ristorante Parioli, Rome, Italy

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2015 Damiano Ciolli Cesanese di Olevano Romano Superiore Silene, 92 points

A bright and perfumed red with aromas of raspberry, blood orange, field herbs and faded flowers. Turns dense and juicy, with flavors of ripe red fruit and delicate aromatic herbs. Lovely balance and soft tannins leave a suave mouthfeel behind on the long, resonating finish. (ID)


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Three Gems from Giacomo Conterno

What a pleasure it is to revisit these three super-classic Barolos from Conterno. As profound as the Conterno wines are today, there is something special about the wines from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, when Giovanni Conterno was at the height of his powers.

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La Festa del Barolo 2018

February 2 - 3, 2018
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