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Sep
3

La Peira en Damaisela “La Peira” 2005

The Terrases du Larzac in the Languedoc-Rousillon region of France is perhaps the most interesting in the south of France. La Peira, founded only in 2004, has come to be

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Jul
23

Wind Gap Rana 2009

This is the best New World Grenache based wine I have had in quite some time. I prefer it because it derives pleasure from savoriness and texture. The 9% Mourvedre

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Jun
22

Wind Gap Old-Vine Mourvedre ‘Bedrock Vineyard’ 2011

The best of California never stop experimenting. It’s what sets the state’s wines apart from other regions, particularly over the last few years as innovation in California’s wine industry has

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May
15

Domaine Tempier Bandol La Tourtine 2012

Tempier’s fame is built on it rosé. It is a rosé that has slowly creeped up over the years to become one of the priciest in most markets (barring some

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Nov
28

Spotlight on the Swartland Revolution: A. A. Badenhorst Red Wine 2012

Swartland’s old-vine material seems to permit two approaches to red wine. The first is single variety wines made mostly from Syrah, focused on expressing the unique amalgam of that grape’s

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Nov
11

Bedrock Wine Co. Evangelho Vineyard Heritage Contra Costa County 2013

Bedrock is one of my favourite US producers. They focus on heritage vineyards, field blends, and ensuring proper acidity and balance in the wines made from the very intense, high

Jul
25

Sadie Family Columella 2006

South Africa has a rough reputation with red wines. The rubbery Pinotages of the past have proved a significant negative force for the country’s reputation. As such, very few South

Jun
18

Domaine Tempier Bandol Rosé 2011

Tempier has become so famous for its Rosé that many insiders now decry it as too expensive. I think that is unfair. Tempier makes one of the best Rosés in

Jun
1

Domaine du Gros ‘Noré Bandol Rosé 2012

The time has come for row upon row of cut-stacked rosé at your local liquor store. Most of it will be either insipid or uninspired. This is unfortunate given that

Dec
3

Jean Royer Le Petit Roy 2010

Jean Royer remains under the radar in Chateauneuf, despite making superb wines at very reasonable prices. A close friend of Philippe Cambie (who consults here), Royer makes wines of a