2008 de Lancellotti Pinot Noir Estate, USA, Oregon, Willamette - Wine Review

Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-

This strikes a nice middle ground in the area of Pinot Noir.  Deep ruby in color.  The nose has black cherries and cherries with some baking spices.  On the palate, this is lush and juicy with nice black cherry fruit.  A slight bit of sour cherries.  Good finish.   Apparently, this was made by Bergstrom who has since taken over the vineyard.  

2016 Sineann Red Table Wine, USA, Oregon - Wine Review

Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-

This is one of the great value in wine.  It is a hodgepodge of all the remnants from all the wines Peter Rosback makes combined into one cuvee.  It costs $15 and is always in the 88 to 92 point range.  Sealed with a screw cap, the exact proportions differ from vintage to vintage.  This one has Pinot Noir, Merlot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.  It is purple in color.  The nose has a nice complexity of cherries, red berries, some cassis, dust and spice.  On the palate, there is a bit of depth and plenty of varietal complexity.  Nice balance.  It goes down easy.  What's not

Top 100 Most Influential U.S. Winemakers

Ah the ubiquitous list. Everywhere you turn these days there is a top 10, the best 50, or some iteration of a who’s who list. So we can’t resist, besides, our Top 100 Most Influential Wine Industry list scored a lot of buzz, created a lot of chatter and even made a few enemies. This list is all about winemakers, those currently making wine here in America – not the great ones who have come before, but folks who make wines you can find now. There are some 7,000 bonded wineries in the U.S., and there’s a lot of forgettable wine being made. And in a world of homogenization of wine styles and a sense that our domestic wine industry is not legitimate without a French or Italian flare, we desire to promote regional flavor profiles of all American wine craftspeople. There are names here you’ll know and recognize, and names you never heard of but everyone on this list is influencing the public, fellow winemakers and the media in large and small ways. Use this list to learn about wines, varieties and regions you may not have considered; comment on it, share it with everyone, but above all continue your joy of being IntoWine.

Q&A with Caleb Foster, Winemaker at Buty Winery, Washington

Throughout a winemaking career spanning two decades, three continents and with experience gleaned from working at wineries like Woodward Canyon, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Rapaura Vintners, and Bookwalter, Caleb Foster has established himself as one of Washington State’s best winemakers. As the winemaker for Buty, which he founded with his wife, Nina Buty Foster in 2000, he has created an acclaimed portfolio of Washington State wines that includes several pioneering blends, and are some of the defining wines of Washington winemaking.

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Ohio/Michigan Vintage Chart

Ohio/Michigan 2010 88 D 2009 83 D 2008 85 D 2007 96 D/H 2006 87 D 2005 87 D 2004 86 D 2003 89 D 2002 88 D 2001 89 D 2000 86 D 1999 88 D 1991 92 D Vintage Charts should be used for a generalized guide in lieu of specific knowledge about a bottle or producer. The better wines from a vintage will...

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Finger Lakes, New York 2010 89 D 2009 86 D 2008 87 D 2007 96 D/H 2006 87 D 2005 89 D 2004 86 D 2003 89 D 2002 90 D 2001 89 D 2000 86 D 1999 88 D 1991 92 D Vintage Charts should be used for a generalized guide in lieu of specific knowledge about a bottle or producer. The better wines from a vintage...

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