Rebecca Murphy of Dallas Morning News picks “Domaine Hippolyte Reverdy, Sancerre 2012.”
Gil Lempert Schwarz of Las Vegas Review-Journal picks “Les Hauts de Janeil Syrah-Grenache.”
Cathy Huyghe on mountain fruit in Napa in Forbes – “Why Wine Collectors Love Mountain Grown Fruit: Napa’s Chris Carpenter Explains.” Read to learn about how mountain grown wines are different in structure and why they are generally more expensive.
Jancis Robinson reports on a bunch of ageable Beaujolais in Financial Times – “Aged Beaujolais.”
Lettie Teague in WSJ – “The Pursuit of Pinot Grigio with Personality.” Covers some of the leading Pinot Grigios from the better regions.
Jon Bonné in SF Gate – “Found in a gorge, a promising paradise for wine.” A detailed coverage of Columbia Gorge, the small appellation shared between Washington and Oregon. Remember to go to the end of the article to see his concise reviews of the Columbia Gorge wines he’s tasted.
Marc Bona of Cleveland Plain Dealer “All about Zinfandel: We tap Joel Peterson – ‘Godfather of Zin’ – for his perspective on the grape.”
Tom Riley of San Jose Mercurey News covers “Jordan Vineyard & Winery.”
Guy Collins of Bloomberg – “Romanee-Conti 2009 Fetches $155,350 at Hart Chicago Sale.” OK, it is a case of DRC not a single bottle though.
Guy Collins of Bloomberg – “La Tache Leads Christie’s New York Sale With Lafite ’59.” This one was a mixed case of ’78 La Tache and ’59 Lafite. See the article on pricing of a 45-bottle lot of Vega Sicilia Unico, a six-bottle lot of ’85 Jayer Echezeaux and others.
Guy Collins of Bloomberg – “Petrus 2010 Drops to Low of $36,700 as Bordeaux Shunned.” Could Bordeaux really be out?