“Despite the frustrating vagaries of the appellation, which make choosing wines difficult for consumers, the true Sonoma Coast shows great promise for pinot noir.” In the New York Times, Eric Asimov reviews Sonoma County Pinot Noirs.
In Wine & Spirits Magazine, Patrick Comiskey talks to Steve Edmunds about his pursuit of “mataro” (or mourvedre) in California in the 1980s, partially inspired by the wines of Bandol and Domain Tempier.
Jane Anson checks in on 2007 Bordeaux wines 10 years later in Decanter. “No doubt lower down the scale, many wines in this vintage have had their day, so I wouldn’t start rounding up any 2007s you can get your hands on, but if you have been worried about any of the good quality names that you are holding on to, I would relax and find a corkscrew.”
In Wine-Searcher, W. Blake Gray reports on how Bolla is shifting its focus away from cheap, expressionless wine.
In VinePair, Linda Gradstein profiles the couple behind Cantina Guiliano, a Tuscan winery that makes kosher wines.
Vinous’ Antonio Galloni finds value and everyday gems in Piedmont.
In USA Today, Lauren Mowery highlights wineries to visit in Calistoga, California.
Elsewhere in the New York Times, a look at the growing trend of cat wines.