Wines of the Week

Wines of the Week: Felsina and Chacra

Felsina 2013 Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia 95 by Ian D’Agata There are fewer better estates in Italy than Felsina, located in Castelnuovo Berardenga in the Siena portion of the Chianti Classico, and there are fewer better wines than Felsina’s...

Wines of the Week:Beringer and Domaine Weinbach

Beringer 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve                   95 Beringer was officially founded in 1869, but its history was really set into motion the year before, in 1868, when Jacob Beringer washed upon US shores from his native Mainz...

Wines of the Week:Lanson and Erath

Lanson 2000 Champagne Noble Cuvée             94 Hervé Dantan is only the third winemaker or chef de cave at Lanson in the last fifty years. He has held this prestigious post for eight years now (since July 15, 2013), after having compiled work...

Ian D’Agata’s Best Italian Wines of 2020

Even in a year as a difficult as 2020 turned out to be for the world of wine (not that 2021 has been a walk in the park, at least, not this far) there were reasons to smile. Clearly, the smiling was limited to when the mind stopped focusing on the...

Ian D’Agata’s Five Wines of 2020

Château d’Yquem 1976
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Grands Échézeaux 1990
Reif Estate Winery Vidal Icewine Niagara River 2017 
Tiberio Montepulciano d’Abruzzo “Archivio” 2017 
Trimbach Riesling Clos Ste. Hune 1971

Wines of the Week: Château Coutet and Rocche dei Manzoni

1989 Château Coutet Barsac                                                               94 Simply put, Château Coutet is one of the top four or five Bordeaux sweet wine producers, with a long history of producing one amazing wine after another.  In...

Wines of the Week: Bassermann-Jordan and Château Guiraud

2017 Bassermann-Jordan Deidesheimer Paradiesgarten Riesling Kabinett                                   92 One of my favourite wine estates in the world (my first visit there many years ago in the company of winemaker Uli Mell remains one of the high...