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New Wave Cabernet (News & Features)

Joshua Greene heads to Australia’s Indian Ocean coast to consider what makes Margaret River cabernet sauvignon unlike anything else in the world.What does motion have to do with wine? You might think of it as kinetic energy plus direction, two concepts that don’t often...Read Full Story

Montalegre 2015 Tras-Os-Montes Classico (Wine Review)

Grown in the hills north of Douro, this wine would likely be considerably more expensive if it were from a fancier neighborhood. As it stands, it's pretty chic—silky in its texture, sunny in its flavors. Its red fruit tastes of crushed strawberries while a cool, earthy tone of...Read Full Story

Wine & Soul 2015 Douro Pintas Character (Wine Review)

Jorge Serodio Borges and Sandra Tavares da Silva make two old-vine field blends from their vineyards in the Pinhão Valley's Vale Mendiz, the epicenter of the Douro region. Pintas Character comes from a 1970 planting, a field blend of 30 varieties, the parcel adjacent to the 1930 planting of more than 35...Read Full Story

Presqu'ile 2014 Santa Maria Valley Syrah (Wine Review)

A lithe and refreshing syrah, this grows at the Presqu'ile Vineyard on sandy soils close to the coast, where the Murphys planted 6.5 acres of syrah in 2009. The cool site is already producing wines with precise structures, this one focused on crushed green peppercorns (accented by 30 percent whole bunches included...Read Full Story

Silwervis Swartland Smiley V3 (Wine Review)

A "smiley" is local parlance for a sheep's head, which some consider a leftover after butchering an animal, and others consider a delicacy. The first release of this wine was made up of leftovers from the 2011 and '12 vintages. Then Ryan Mostert began to play with his varied lots...Read Full Story

Yalumba 2016 Barossa Old Bush Vine Grenache (Wine Review)

The Old Bush Vine range from Yalumba consistently turns out some of the greatest values from Australia, this latest grenache being one of them. It's clean and bright; one taster described the taste as "the perfect parallel to the flavor of raspberries." The structure is about floral delicacy rather...Read Full Story

Casa da Passarella 2013 Dão Enxertia Jaen (Wine Review)

Each year, Paulo Nunes selects one variety at Passarella to bottle on its own as Enxertia. In 2013, he let jaen spontaneously ferment in cement vats, then aged it in barrels, creating a wine with an electric pink edge to the color and mineral energy in the glass (it brings...Read Full Story

Vadio 2015 Bairrada Vinho Branco (Wine Review)

Working with his family's vineyards in Bairrada, Luís Patrão's wines have quickly entered into the top ranks of a region reclaiming its former glory, not just for reds from the baga grape, but especially for long-lived whites. Mostly old-vine cerceal, this elegant wine captures the limestone in...Read Full Story

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