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Alsace: The 2016s & Late-Released 2015s

The 2016 and 2015 vintages in Alsace are diametric opposites: fresh and crisp in 2016, richer and more opulent in 2015. Pinot varieties excelled in ‘16, while it was mostly Gewürztraminer that stole the show in ‘15.

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Life Is Funny Like That: 1999 & 2015 DRC

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'16 vs. '15 Northern Rhône: Heads You Win, Tails You Win


In Memory of Leonildo Pieropan

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Crocker & Starr Cabernet Sauvignon Stone Place: 1999 – 2015

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A Beautiful Stay: Beau-Séjour Bécot 1970-2015

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Tuscany New Releases: Maremma, Montepulciano & More

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Vineyard 29 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Retrospective

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Brunello di Montalcino: Sleek '13s, Surprising '12 Riservas

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Brilliance in Napa Valley: 2016 & 2015 Cabernets

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Bordeaux 2014: The Southwold Tasting

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Osteria Mondodoro, Veneto, Italy

Owner Stefano Enrico Sganzerla was born in a specialty food shop (literally) and so it is safe to say his destiny was sealed right from birth.

Vinous Favorites

2016 Franck Balthazar Selections Côtes-du-Rhône ($23.00) 90

2016 Franck Balthazar Selections Côtes-du-Rhône, 90 points

Lush and expansive on the nose, with intense red/blue fruit scents and hints of cola, dark chocolate and mint. Smooth and sweet, with sappy black raspberry and cherry flavors and a touch of succulent herbs. Clings very nicely on a smooth, broad finish shaped by supple, even tannins. (JR)


Cellar Favorites

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1966 Heidsieck & Co. Brut Rosé Dry Monopole

AG will probably kill me if he reads this, so please don’t tell him, but I once wrote something along the lines: “if you want to drink mature Champagne then you might as well pour a prematurely oxidized Meursault into a Sodastream.”

1973 Pétrus

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