Mas Doix 2006 “Costers de Vinyes Velles” Priorat

Valentí Llagostera of Mas Doix understands the concept of terroir. I was fortunate to be able to spend a day with him during a recent visit to Priorat with the Wine School. Valentí’s family has been in the wine trade for five generations. He came to wine as a...

Vall Llach 2006 “Vall Llach” Priorat

  One of my favorite memories of visiting Priorat with my Wine School students was our time at Celler Vall Lach.  A stone –a triangle of iron-shaded black rock– from one of their vineyards still sits on my office desk at the school.  We spent an...

Tudor 2006 Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley

  Dan Tudor is one of the few self-taught vintners of Pinot Noir, and he does it better than most. Without any winemaking experience, he opened his Monterrey winery in 2000. Under the guiding hand of PINOT GOD Larry Brooks, his winemaking style gradually evolved:...