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November 7, 2013 0 comments Articles & Reviews, By Jonathan Cristaldi

Wine Upgrades for People Who Drink Yellow Tail, Carlo Rossi and More…

Wine Upgrades

You were young, once. Now, you live on your own and don the same awful white socks dad wore to all those family reunions and little league games—the ones that made you scoff and turn away in embarrassment. In youth, socks seemed so important. As an adult—meh.

Well, here’s a news flash: (read more) by Jonathan Cristaldi via @FirstWeFeast

September 3, 2010 0 comments Articles & Reviews, By Jonathan Cristaldi

From Margaux to Montelena

Alexander Valley

Napa, the land of gold mines and rattlesnakes, the prairie, the edge of the universe, the unsung hero, the fortified grape juice of the ages, the age-old saying, the home to cavemen and cellar masters, the indisputable heavy-weight champion of the world with 987 TKOs. Napa: where I was in the month of August.

Behold, a short list of wines consumed:

  1. 2007 WesMar Russian River Pinot Noir
  2. 2005 Robert Foley Merlot
  3. 2004 Domaine De Bois Boursane Cuvee Des Felix Chatauneuf-du-Pape
  4. 2001 Cuvaison Napa Valley Merlot Carneros
  5. 2000 Robert Mondavi Sauvignon Blanc Boytritis
  6. 1997 Rodney Strong Merlot
  7. 1997 St. Supery Chardonnay (Sadly, over the hill)
  8. 1996 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay (Still good!)
  9. 1990 Chateau Margaux
  10. 1985 Clos Du Val Reserve Napa Valley
  11. 1982 Beaulieu Vineyard Georges De Latour Private Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

And, a photographic journey of the wines tasted (no tasting notes, just a record of the labels):