Posts tagged: Terroir

Terroir: Real or imagined?

Terroir: Real or imagined? By Allen Balik Napa Valley Register In a recent column, “Chardonnay—the chameleon of wine?” (July 13, 2018), I referred to the two radically different faces of this noble grape. One is its very malleable nature that can pose a “blank canvas” open to seemingly endless manipulation by willing winemakers and marketing […]

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Terroir: Nature & Nurture

Terroir: Nature & Nurture By Paul Hobbs Terroir is often spoken about as if it’s a fixed construct; unmovable, definitive. It’s as if the terroir of Burgundy, for example, lives off in an ethereal realm, elusive yet sacrosanct; something to represent and uphold at all costs. Carrying this example even further, what defines the terroir […]

Saturday August 11th, 2018 in , , | Comments Off on Terroir: Nature & Nurture

Getting to the Root of Terroir

The T-Word – By Fred Swan GuildSomm.com Terroir is a construct, a catch-all for the elements of a place that lead its wines to smell, taste, and feel a certain way. In some cases, the personality of a site’s wines is very consistent, allowing experts to identify it routinely in blind tastings. But the possibility […]

Sunday May 13th, 2018 in , , | Comments Off on Getting to the Root of Terroir

Thriller… THOMAS RIVERS BROWN 97 & 95 POINT CABS

In 1997, while visiting the Napa Valley, Dr. Revana discovered a small parcel of prime vineyard land in St. Helena.  He immediately sensed the property’s potential. The area was already known for producing some of the world’s most sought after Cabernet Sauvignon and the property’s gravelly soils, sloped pitch, and excellent exposures seemed perfect for […]

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