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Linden Vineyards

Middleburg AVA Northern Virginia Wine Country Greenstone (left) and granite are the two main soil types in the 3 Linden vineyard sites. Jim Law founded Linden Vineyards over 30 years ago and seems like the kind of guy that has his priorities in the right... (more...)

2013 Bordeaux Vintage Assessment

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UGC New York City Sotheby’s 1/25/2016 Map credit: Across the board wines from all appellations and villages in Bordeaux felt the effects of a difficult 2013 year of weather. The wines are at best echoes of a great vintage... (more...)

Vieux Chateau Certan, Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

Vieux Chateau Certan Tasting and Visit with Monsieur Alexandre Thienpont June 2010 Vieux Chateau Certan (VCC)   The roof of VCC peaking through the trees from the road.      Saving the best for last is something... (more...)

“The Vineyardist”

“The Vineyardist” Diamond Mountain Napa Valley May 28, 2012      While researching our trip to Napa, I came across a new wine made by Mark Herold, who made wines in the late 90’s and early 00’s that garnered... (more...)

Auctioning, 1997 Cakebread Cabernet and Lisa  Read More →

1997 St. Supery Meritage Napa Valley RedDrinking well, but near the end of its optimal drinking window. Color: Dark red center, lightening edges, but still pretty dark for 11 years of age. Nose: Dark red fruits – cherry and currants, sage and some... (more...)