I’ve been thinking about what drives changes in wine styles—consumer demand, winemaker experimentation, the influence of critics and writers, some combination of these? Take for
Bogle is one of the most consistent large producers, excelling at making varietally-correct, affordable wines. They are one of the few budget producers who use
Clos du Bois helped put Alexander Valley on the wine map in the 1970’s. Today it is a large production winery, part of Constellation’s stable.
Aromas of blueberry pie, damp leaves sprinkled with dust and pencil lead, and hints of meat give a voluptuous first impression with dark chocolate emerging
Good wines have shape in the mouth, a trajectory of undulating intensities that guide our attention. This one has some of that as it starts
I was underwhelmed when I tasted the 2012. I’m still underwhelmed. On the nose the green, vegetal notes are too prominent, a distraction from the