Monthly Archives: January 2014

2012, Another Discussion of Vintage

I went to a wine tasting the other night. Fifteen 2012 Willamette Valley Pinot Noirs. According to both the winemaker’s and the critic’s opinion, these were the earliest blooming flowers of a coming brilliant spring, the shock troops of a world conquering cohort of wines that will be remembered as one of Oregon’s finest vintages […]

I’m Almost Certain This Wine Is Awesome

On January 8th, I had the rare treat of drinking an aged Vouvray. Here’s what I wrote: “Dry, unbelievably complex, with red apple, cooked green apple, cream, wet wool, biscuit, toast, honey, and slate.” It was full bodied; the texture mouth-filling, and as of 1:30 PM on January 19th, the finish is still just detectable. […]