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Napa Valley, the Big Daddy of California wines, is today world-famous for Big Cabs and Bold Chardonnays, landmark wineries and the Napa Valley Wine …

California wine is synonymous with US wine. For many it is US wine. Fortunately, the fine Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs of Oregon, the Bordeaux …

Pretty expensive for what it is, but then again, I guess that Napa Chardonnay is exactly that – expensive. More or less in the …

We had a very enjoyable visit to the Cakebread Cellars, after I emailed in advance, asking to meet a winemaker if possible, and sure …

If I hadn’t already put some space aside for this one, I wouldn’t have bothered once it became clear that the label was going …

Cracked another bottle of this to see its evolution, and to welcome Lucy, my 1-month flatmate! I’d say that this is coming pretty close …

On reflection, a bit of a ‘tasters’ wine rather than a ‘drinkers’, perhaps, as its weight made the second glass a bit hard work. …

Was really pleased to see this on sale in Berry Bros’ Dublin shop, having enjoyed the ’96 so much, and having heard that ’97 …

One more bought from the vineyard. The ’97 was excellent, so I left the ’99 for a year or so first. Good, but early …

Deep garnet with narrow rim. Early maturity in colour. Fruit-led but maturing aromas: red and blackcurrants, plus dried cherries, with distinct hints of cigar …