Balance, Ripeness And Alcohol

The debate surrounding California wine over what constitutes balance, and the roles that alcohol and ripe flavors play, is never going to be resolved. There have always been and always will be proponents of various styles. Here’s a look at a group of winemakers who are trying to stretch the public perception and understanding of […]

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**UPDATE** Tasting Notes

Latest entries include two superb New York State rieslings, a beautiful rosé from the south of France, and four special reds from Italy, California, and the Basque Country. Cheers! WHITE 7/10/12  2009 Ravines Dry Riesling Argetsinger Vineyard, Finger Lakes (12.5% abv., $29.95, Empire Wines NYS): A pale green-gold wine with a clean nose filled with mint, apples, […]

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