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Barolo & Formaggio (News & Features)

Suzette Gresham, the executive chef at San Francisco's Acquerello, was upset the first time she cut into a wheel of Castel­magno d'Alpeggio and found veins of dark blue mold at the center. But when Gresham complained to the vendor about the mold, he laughed: She'd actually hit the...Read Full Story

Deovlet 2011 Sta. Rita Hills Zotovich Family Vineyard Chardonnay (Wine Review)

This is a pitch-perfect take on Sta. Rita Hills chardonnay, a wine that feels almost diamond-like in its multifaceted precision. Zotovich is an extremely sandy site, a quality that winemaker Ryan Deovlet ties to the minerality of wines he tastes from this vineyard. A cool year in a cool...Read Full Story

Wineries to Watch 2013 (News & Features)

California | Deovlet {image_1}In our tastings and travels over the last year, we’ve noted some promising new talent—people who are making wines that offer distinct perspectives on their varied terroirs. Luke Sykora reports on one of them—Deovlet....Read Full Story

The New California Wine (Book Review)

When Jon Bonné moved to California in 2006 to become the wine critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, he found himself in a curious position: He was suddenly one of the most prominent voices on wine in California, yet he was routinely disappointed by the state’s wines....Read Full Story

Qupé 2011 Edna Valley Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard Grenache (Wine Review)

At first this wine feels a bit green and clipped. As it takes on air its celery-seed scent meets floral nuances that add complexity to the high-toned fruit. From winemaker Bob Lindquist's biodynamic estate vineyard, this is a fresh, cool wine with grenache's red-fruited luminosity, minus the fat of...Read Full Story

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