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Château de la Tour Clos-Vougeot Vieilles Vignes 1985-2016

The largest single owner of land in Clos de Vougeot is making some of its best wines today. Director François Labet’s special bottling from vines planted in 1910 has been an essence of this legendary grand cru in recent years.

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2016 Bordeaux…It’s All In The Bottle

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San Luis Obispo County Plays It Cool

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Long Distance Runner: Brane-Cantenac 1924-2015

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A Preview of 2018 and 2017 in Germany and Austria

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Sonoma Preview: January 2019 New Releases

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2017 Burgundy: A Modern Classic

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Trentino: New Releases

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2018 Dining & Drinking Memories

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Through the Wine Looking Glass: 2018 in Review

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Memorable Moments from a Turbulent 2018

Vinous Table

Crab with black truffle

Core by Clare Smyth, London, United Kingdom

Core is the most impressive debut since I first dined at The Ledbury, another Notting Hill destination restaurant.

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L’Auberge de l’Ill

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A Charity Dinner

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Saison, SF

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Ciau del Tornavento

Vinous Favorites

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2017 Cruse Wine Co. Monkey Jacket, 91 points

Michael Cruse’s 2017 Monkey Jacket, a Valdiguié/Petite Sirah/Carignan and mixed blacks blend, is dark, racy and absolutely gorgeous. Black cherry, plum, spice and leather notes race out of the glass in this pliant, super-expressive red. (AG)


Cellar Favorites

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2005 Larcis Ducasse

Larcis Ducasse remains one of the truly great, reasonably priced wines of Bordeaux. I was once again reminded of that when I tasted the 2005 recently. Almost shockingly young, tannic and tightly wound for a wine of its age, the 2005 is positively stellar.

2010 Domaine Armand Rousseau Bourgogne Blanc

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