- Feb 11, 2015
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You were reading the financial times. She was hoping to trade in for the newer model. When she realized you could only afford a cheap bottle of wine, that was it.
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That's why I only follow judo ethical principles.HOW ABOUT FOR ONE MINUTE WE STOP NEEDLESSLY HATING ON OUR BRAVE HERO AND HAVE SOME SYMPATHY FOR ME BECAUSE I COULDVE GOTTEN IN ON THAT DIAMOND FORTUNE IF IT WERENT FOR THEM STUPID ASS JUDEO CHRISTIAN ETHICAL PRINCIPLES
Second. Bought the 2018 Bonshaw Block futures right around the time that 2016 got a 100 point rating (and unfortunately not long after Patty Green died). 2018 wasn’t as highly rated as 2016 but I know we like PGC wines and this is one of their higher bottlings so it’ll be a treat for sureStart cracking those bottles, Krish. Which anniversary?
What is clear after spending weeks tasting through the 2018s is that this is a sensational vintage for Sonoma. This long, even growing season produced everything I look for in a great vintage: incredible top tier quality, a vast selection of absolutely beautiful wines at all price points, and wines that show their place of origin as well as singular characters. I have never tasted so many complex, elegant, yet also deep, textured, and layered Pinot Noirs from Sonoma as in 2018. I could say the same regarding Zinfandel. And while I think Chardonnay is slightly less successful, there are still massive numbers of beautiful wines in the vintage. Also, 2018 is a vintage where it’s easy to taste the differences between the multitude of appellations. Sonoma Coast, Petaluma Gap, and Russian River Valley Pinot Noirs all show classic characters, and the regions as well as the style of the producers show beautifully in these wines.
It’s essential to understand that while only a handful of estates were making world-class wines in the past, that’s no longer the case today, with many new, exciting estates making incredible wines. While the benchmark estates certainly delivered the goods in 2018, readers should look at the wines from Aperture Cellars, Arista, Blue Farm, Boars’ View, Capture, Cattleya, Chev, CIRQ, Croix, Devil Proof, Ferren, Jeff Cohn, Lasseter Family, Limerick Lane, Lynmar, Mauritson, Ram’s Gate, Shared Notes, Sojourn Cellars, and Wayfarer, just to name a few of the exciting producers in this report.