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May 17, 2016

30 Years of Winemaking for Joe Dobbes

Still Looking to Improve after 30 Years Wines & Vines May 17th, 2016 by Andrew Adams The upcoming harvest will be the 30th for Oregon vintner Joe Dobbes, who founded…

May 13, 2016

Greywacke Reviewed in Vinous

Vinous May 2016 92 pts              Greywacke Wild Sauvignon 2014 (Fermented in mostly old French oak barriques with wild yeasts; roughly two-thirds of this wine went through malolactic fermentation): Fresh scents of lemon…

April 29, 2016

Latest Press for Australia and Oregon

Wine Spectator and The Wine Advocate Reviews June, 2016 This week Wine Spectator released a few scores for Leeuwin Estate and John Duval while The Wine Advocate reviewed Leeuwin as…

April 13, 2016

Wine Enthusiast June Issue Highlights

Wine Enthusiast Advance Buying Guide Wine Enthusiast June Issue 2016 AUSTRALIA 94 pts    Cullen Kevin John Chardonnay 2013 It’s a shame only the equivalent of one barrel of this wine…

March 16, 2016

Plantagenet Riesling a Classic – Halliday

Mixed Dozen #25: Riesling, The Great All-Rounder James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion March 8, 2016 by Casey Warrener Here at Halliday we love our Riesling, both for the value and…

March 10, 2016

Chalk and Cheese and Shiraz

A Tale of Two McLaren Vales Wine Spectator Online March 10, 2016 by MaryAnn Worobiec I love the expression “like chalk and cheese,” but I’m not sure I’ve heard anyone…

March 4, 2016

Margaret River Cabernet Continues to Stand Out

Margaret River’s Cabernet Kings Wine Spectator March 4, 2016 by Harvey Steiman Historically vineyards on the north side, in Australia’s Wilyabrup subregion, have had the edge on Cabernet in Margaret…

March 4, 2016

Josh Raynolds Sees Positive Changes for Aussie Wine

Australia Rediscovers Its Mojo Vinous March 2016 by Josh Raynolds BROKENWOOD 94 pts Brokenwood Graveyard Vineyard Shiraz 2013 Opaque ruby. Sexy dark berry, violet pastille and incense aromas are lifted…

March 2, 2016

Harvey Steiman Talks Margaret River Cabernet

Getting the Hang of Cabernet in Australia Wine Spectator March 2, 2016 by Harvey Steiman Within Australia, Margaret River has a big reputation for Cabernet Sauvignon. And yet, they’ve always…

March 1, 2016

Nick Stock Reviews Margaret River

Tasting Report: 300 Margaret River Wines Tasted JamesSuckling.com March 1, 2016 by Nick Stock Late in 2015 James and I both took part in tastings, dinners and presentations at the…

February 29, 2016

d’Arenberg Named Wine Spectator Daily Wine Pick

Daily Wine Pick (Less than $15): d’Arenberg The Stump Jump Red 2012 Wine Spectator February 29, 2016 d’Arenberg The Stump Jump Red 2012 (87 points, $13) “Talc and spice flavors…

February 16, 2016

Interesting Whites Score Well in Wine Enthusiast

Wine Enthusiast Advance Buying Guide Wine Enthusiast April 2016 WESTERN AUSTRALIA 92 pts/EDITORS’ CHOICE               Plantagenet Riesling 2014 Based on this example and a few other informal tastings, 2014 will be…

January 28, 2016

Wine Enthusiast Reviews New Zealand, Chile

Wine Enthusiast Advance Buying Guide Wine Enthusiast March Issue 2016 NEW ZEALAND 92 pts    Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Former Cloudy Bay boss Kevin Judd scores big in this challenging vintage.…

January 1, 2016

New Releases From New Zealand

New Zealand: Part 1 Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate December 31, 2015 by Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW This first part of my coverage of the current and upcoming releases from New…