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Barbaresco – Out of the Shadows: The 2016s & 2015s

I came away from my late summer tastings of Barbarescos deeply impressed. Reference-point estates are upping their game, while a number of ambitious, young winemakers are making significant improvements in quality. The 2016 Barbarescos, wines from a potentially historic vintage, are hugely promising. As I traveled from producer to producer, I experienced that sense of excitement and energy I always feel when in the presence of important vintages and wines.

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Picture This: Domaine Henri Gouges 1945 – 2016

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Le Potazzine Brunello di Montalcino 2001 – 2013

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New Releases from Santa Lucia Highlands & Neighbors

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Rescuing Memories: Philippe Gayral’s Vins Doux Naturels

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Malvirà Roero Arneis Vigna Renesio: 2007 – 2015

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2016 Austrian Riesling & Grüner Veltliner

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Fairest of Them All: Cos d’Estournel 1928 – 2015

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2016 White Burgundy: Excellent, But Complicated

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Best Kids’ Meals in Napa Valley

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Paso Robles 2016 & 2015: New Releases

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Osteria Le Logge, Siena, Italy

Located steps away from Siena’s Piazza del Campo, Osteria Le Logge is one of the bright spots in Tuscany’s food and wine scene.

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Langosteria, Milan, Italy

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The Modern, New York

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Pierre Gagnaire, Paris

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Lyle’s, London, UK

Vinous Favorites

2016 Casa Smith Sangiovese Cinghiale Wahluke Slope & Rosebud Vineyards (20.00) 91

2016 Casa Smith Sangiovese Cinghiale Wahluke Slope & Rosebud Vineyards, 91 points

For the second straight year, this Washington Sangiovese captivates with its varietally precise aromas and flavors of red berries, dried cherry, menthol and flowers. Its succulent balance of fruit sweetness and acidity and its excellent back-end grip make it a flexible dinner companion. (ST)


Cellar Favorites

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1955 Cantina Mascarello Barolo

What a thrill it is to taste Cantina Mascarello’s 1955 Barolo from a perfectly stored and cared for bottiglione, a traditional Piedmontese large format that is no longer used.

2005 & 1995 Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon

Domaine Henri Jayer Vosne-Romanée Cros-Parantoux 1er Cru

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La Festa del Barolo 2019

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