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Is there a house style? Yes. All wines must have rich, clean fruit flavors. But they must have enough mineral backbone to balance the richness. Almost all are delicious on release, but they must also improve with age.
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Region: California > Other California > Contra Costa
Grape type: Zinfandel
The 2012 Three Zinfandel "Live Oak" is vivid purple/ruby. The aromas alone are well worth the price of admission, a cornucopia of wild blueberry, boysenberry, violets, and graphite. Rich, juicy, and polished on the attack — without any note of port-like or raisin-y flavors — the core features a voluptuous mix of blackberry and black raspberry preserves, finishing with superb low-pH persistence and vibrancy. Drink now (hard not to!) or do as we're doing and lay down this historic 127-year-old-vine Zinfandel for a decade. It could use the shuteye.
$34 on release. $19.99 for what we believe to be the most compelling under-$20 California red in some time. Shipping included on 4. read more »
Region: Italy > Piedmont
Grape type: Nebbiolo
In the hands of Piedmont’s most skilled craftsmen, the 2010 Barolos are the some of the finest and most complex reds on the planet.
When we asked Sergio Germano what makes the Barolos of Serralunga so unique, and why the single-vineyard wines from this tiny hamlet so excelled in 2010, the brilliant enologist was deliberate but perfectly direct. “There are 11 villages in Barolo. All but one share similar characteristics. The outlier is Serralunga. If I had to write a perfect vintage script for our little piece of land, I’d be challenged to write a better one than 2010.” read more »
Region: California > Central Coast > Santa Rita Hills
Grape type: Pinot Noir
When our winemaker friend from the Windy City called to tell us he had "too much" of his 2013 Estate Pinot Noir — a wine that has outpointed Sea Smoke in each of the last four vintages — we made a beeline for the Sta. Rita Hills. Then, we went ALL in!
The 2013 Capablanca Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills is vivid purple to the rim, infused with piercing aromas of black cherry, crushed red fruits, violets, and Asian spices. Ultra-concentrated on the attack, juicy, and wildly opulent, filled with a plush mix of black cherry and black raspberry preserves and a splash of kirsch, still finishing with textbook vibrancy and persistence.
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