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Sonoma Preview: January 2018 New Releases

featured, United States: California

Antonio Galloni, Jan 2018

Readers will start to see the first wave of new releases from Sonoma trickling into the market in the coming days and weeks. Our Sonoma Preview focuses on the finest, small-production, artisan Sonoma wines and will be updated periodically in advance of our comprehensive coverage of Sonoma, which will be published in a few weeks’ time.

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Brilliance in Napa Valley: The 2016 & 2015 Cabernets

featured, United States: California

Antonio Galloni, Jan 2018

Two thousand sixteen is shaping up to be a fabulous vintage for Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, trailing only 2013 as the finest vintage of the decade so far. The 2016s continue to impress with their dazzling aromatic presence, finesse and nuance. Readers will have to be more selective with the 2015s, which are far less consistent.

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Nals-Margreid: Pinot Bianco Sirmian 1986 – 2016

featured, Verticals & Retrospectives, Italy: North

Ian D'Agata, Jan 2018

Only a few places in the world make truly exceptional Pinot Biancos. Italy’s Alto Adige is one of them. The Nals-Margreid coop is especially adept at turning out great Pinot Biancos. This vertical of the flagship Pinot Bianco Sirmian once again showed how beautiful and expressive the wines can be.

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Chianti Classico: The Stellar 2015s and Surprising 2014s

featured, Italy: Center & South

Antonio Galloni, Jan 2018

Chianti Classico is one of the world’s elite regions because of its proven ability to produce pedigreed, age-worthy wines that transmit the essence of site and that develop beautifully in bottle. Readers will find a bevy of compelling new releases in the market, ranging from the gorgeous, radiant 2015s to the more nervy, tense 2014s.

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Mosel Riesling 2016 Part 1: From Extremes, Equilibrium

featured, Germany

David Schildknecht, Jan 2018

Weather that was extreme even by recent standards paradoxically generated some of the most even-tempered, charming Mosel Rieslings in years.

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A Trip to the Mosel and a Seminal Riesling Tasting

featured, Your Say

Donald Pennet, Dec 2017

One of our aims when we launched Vinous in 2013 was that subscribers would be an integral part of the conversation. Your Say, our subscriber forum, was designed to foster a community brought together by a mutual passion of wine. This holiday season we are delighted to showcase a handful of subscriber posts that stood out over the course of the year.

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"Lost Souls"

featured, Your Say

Stephan Bauer, Dec 2017

One of our aims when we launched Vinous in 2013 was that subscribers would be an integral part of the conversation. Your Say, our subscriber forum, was designed to foster a community brought together by a mutual passion of wine. This holiday season we are delighted to showcase a handful of subscriber posts that stood out over the course of the year.

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Rochioli, Chevillon and Egly-Ouriet

featured, Your Say

Steve Adams, Dec 2017

One of our aims when we launched Vinous in 2013 was that subscribers would be an integral part of the conversation. Your Say, our subscriber forum, was designed to foster a community brought together by a mutual passion of wine. This holiday season we are delighted to showcase a handful of subscriber posts that stood out over the course of the year.

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Rehab Wines

featured, Your Say

Daniel Moritz, Dec 2017

One of our aims when we launched Vinous in 2013 was that subscribers would be an integral part of the conversation. Your Say, our subscriber forum, was designed to foster a community brought together by a mutual passion of wine. This holiday season we are delighted to showcase a handful of subscriber posts that stood out over the course of the year.

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Remembering Bob Wilmers

featured, France: Bordeaux

Antonio Galloni, Dec 2017

Bob Wilmers, the widely respected owner of Château Haut-Bailly, passed away unexpectedly on December 16, 2017 at 83 years of age. Wilmers enjoyed a long and distinguished career, most notably as the Chairman and CEO of M&T Bank. Among his many achievements, Wilmers is credited with successfully guiding M&T through the financial crisis of 2008, largely by avoiding the speculative investments that proved to ultimately be the downfall of many banking institutions. Wilmers was also active in numerous philanthropic endeavors.