Columns by James Nokes
Millennials are more experimental when it comes to the flavor profiles of wine, opening more possibilities in the future.
It’s a stunning examination of the vineyards of Santa Rosa Road, the heart of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA.
The team that made Foxen into a force in pinot noir from the Santa Maria Valley is nearing the point where they turn the reins over to their children to shepherd the California winery into the future.
Quality wine at bargain prices has led to customers making multiple purchases by the case.
The origins of what I consider America’s best chardonnay were awesome.
After 25 years as the owner of Fiddlehead Cellars and the wine grower at Fiddlestix Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills, Kathy Joseph decided it was time to embark on a new adventure and sold the property.
Through a plethora of decisions in the vineyard, cellar and retail environment, Robert Eden has transformed Chateau Maris into a forward-thinking member of the global wine community determined to make a positive lasting impact on the planet.
It’s a challenging site, but it’s also incredibly rewarding for winegrowers with the temperament, patience and resolve to coax out its finest expression.
“When I am tasting or blending these wines, I am thinking about what I like, and hope other people feel the same way.”
Lindsay Smith and Paola Embry offer tips on selecting wine for Easter brunch or dinner, and detail what trends they’ve spotted in the industry.
Aging the wine allows it to become more an expression of site and soil, and less just an expression of the grape variety.
As Women’s History Month winds down, Alicia Sylvester is part of the next generation of female winemakers.
With the 2019 vintage, Tim Jones turned out an excellent pair of wines at a great value with the Acrobat Pinot Gris 2019 ($19) and Acrobat Pinot Noir 2019 ($19).
While Far Niente is an iconic winery firmly entrenched in the history of Napa Valley, it’s far from stale.
"We want people to trust us and know this guy makes good wines.”