Pam Starr, Crocker & Starr

Crocker & Starr: A female winemaker’s quest for terroir driven Cabernet Franc

There are many prominent female winemakers making their mark on an industry that was established predominately by men. One such woman is Pam Starr of Crocker & Starr has an affinity for Cabernet Franc. The winery is celebrating their 20th year of producing wine, which shows the prowess and stamina of the woman behind this

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2016 Wines in Review

2016 wines in review

Now that 2016 has come to a close, there are some wines that had a lasting impression and are truly stellar. Between wine tastings, wineries visited, and countries traveled over the last year, here is list of exceptional wines and wineries I discovered throughout this past year. Furthermore there is no particular order, the wines

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Ehler Estate Wines

Stars of Cabernet: A tribute to Cabernet Sauvignon

Yearning to discover a new winery can be the most intriguing part of attending a wine tasting and this year’s Stars of Cabernet, presented by WineLA, provided an opportunity to experience some superb wines from wineries not yet on Written Palette’s radar. There were six wineries that made an impression along with one old favorite.

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Rarecat Wines St Emilion

Rarecat Wines: A California take on St Emilion

Like the winery’s name, the Rarecat St Emilion is a rarity for both Rarecat Wines and the California wine industry. The story behind this wine is also something unique that signifies the philosophy of winery owner Sharon Kazan Harris. Rarecat Wines are defined as single vineyard wines that often do not reveal themselves all at

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Antinori Solaia

Marchesi Antinori: Presenting wines from Tuscany and Umbria

Every once in a while I get invited to a wine tasting that I cannot turn down no matter how many wine events I am asked to attend. Those special moments could be an incredible vertical tasting or a once in a lifetime opportunity to sample wines that otherwise I would not have an opportunity

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Rodaro Whites, Friulano, Ribolla Gialla

The Importance of Colli Orientali Del Friuli

Studying the various wine regions of Italy, an appellation that plays a significant role in both Italian history and in the production of wine is Colli Orientali Del Friuli DOC. The area is well known for producing white wine but it differs from neighboring districts because red wines are also produced. Colli Orientali Del Friuli

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Lang & Reed

Lang & Reed Wine Company Testimonial

What a very nice piece, thank you so much… I love the lead in about meeting on a different path besides wine… cheers, John Skupny Proprietor & Winemaker Lang & Reed Wine Company To read this article, Lang & Reed Wine Company: Exemplifying the virtues of Cabernet Franc click here. Save Save

Lang & Reed

Lang & Reed Wine Company: Exemplifying the virtues of Cabernet Franc

Our lives take different paths and as we maneuver down each road we traverse, it establishes how we come to know the people we encounter along the way. Such is the case with John and Tracey Skupny, owners of Lang & Reed Wine Company in St. Helena, California, whose friendship came about through a common

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