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Beyond Big Chardonnay: Rombauer Uncorked

Rombauer Vineyards still makes those rich, full-bodied and buttery Chardonnays that many people love but at a tasting yesterday, I found that they do so much more. If you haven’t visited them lately, it’s time to revisit and discover their wines all over again.

Carneros Wine Alliance by Ashley  Teplin

Carneros Cool Factor

Carneros has a cool climate perfect for growing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. But at a recent Carneros Wine Alliance tasting, I learned the region is cool in more ways than one. It’s a region where a confident new generation embraces tradition in a search for authenticity, and the old garde hews to its free-thinking, but no less authentic, ways.

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The Clones of Carneros

A couple years ago at the Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival technical conference, winemaker Greg La Follette spoke about Pinot Noir lovers.  …