Category Archives: Winemaking

Lineage and the World’s Great Bordeaux Blends

This implicit sense of urgency informs our desire to focus on making wine that creates an emotional connection with the drinker, that shows in the style and elegance of the wine, the winemaking philosophy of the wine maker. As with … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to Have a Wine Culture?

Jon Bonné, former San Francisco Chronicle wine writer, was the Keynote Speaker at the In Pursuit of Balance tasting held in San Francisco a week or so ago and which I wrote about here. Bonné recently wrote a book in which … Continue reading

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Balance in Wine: It Means Less (and More) Than You Think

Even before the advent of marketing groups like IPOB, “balance” was a word that was used nearly omnipresently by wineries to describe their wines. Because of this, balance had as many definitions as it had folks employing it. For each … Continue reading

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The Lineage | Livermore Valley Blend: Revealing Inherent Perfection

Putting together a world-class wine blend is about shaving off the edges of failure, until the harmonious roundness of success is all that is left. I have been making wine for nearly 20 years now, and putting blends together for … Continue reading

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