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Archives: Testimonial

Lenka Sedlackova MW

PETALOS, DESCENDIENTES DE J. PALACIOS 2017  Several years ago, I worked vintage with Ricardo Palacios at Descendientes de J. Palacios in Bierzo and I have loved the wines ever since. His Pétalos is a regional blend of mostly Mencía and is considered the benchmark wine of that region; its haunting...

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Hannah Van Susteren

BUKETTRAUBE, CEDERBERG PRIVATE CELLAR 2019 We eat so much spice at home and so a bottle of Cederberg’s Bukketraube is almost always in the fridge. With floral notes and stone fruit on the nose, it has just a touch of sweetness to the palate and a clean, crisp finish to...

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Johnny Paterson

POTTER VALLEY RIESLING, CHATEAU MONTELENA 2019 Chateau Montelena’s Potter Valley Riesling is a bit of a curveball as most people don’t think California makes Riesling and secondly, this one is so good and can last for decades. I tried a bottle of the 1992 recently and it was still very...

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Daniel Redmond-Roche

TRILOGIE ROUGE, CHÂTEAU VIRANEL 2018 An everyday go-to for me is Trilogie Rouge by Château Viranel. Based in Saint-Chinian, inland from Béziers in the Languedoc, and run by the Bergasse family since the 16th century. The local limestone hills combined with the decidedly Mediterranean climate, produce robust, generous, garrigue-infused wines…...

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Anne Cathelineau

LES PILIERS MAISON BLANCHE, MONTAGNE SAINT-EMILION, DESPAGNE-RAPIN 2015 My heart is rooted in France and I am particularly fond of Les Piliers Maison Blanche by Despagne-Rapin which is layered and earthy with mineral notes. It is beautifully balanced with dark fruits and concentration and goes perfectly with meat cuts or...

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