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Allison & Chris Wallace

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Ribera del Duero

Ribera del Duero Casajus Antiguous Vinedos 2011

Ribera Del Duero, Spain
2431 days ago

Allison & Chris scored this wine: 91/100

Dark red, almost black in colour. Aromas of black cherry, raspberry and a hint of menthol on the nose. The palate is firm and full and has good texture that indicates its ability to age. Blackberry, raspberry with notes of spice cake dominate the intense flavor profile and bring a gentle candied note. The warm vintage shows through, giving it a slightly New World character. The long finish is dominated by brown spices and a slight minerality. Still on the way up, this is a delicious wine. Drink now, or watch it develop over the next 10 years.

Esprit De Beaucastel Blanc

Tablas Creek Vineyard Esprit De Beaucastel Blanc 2012

Paso Robles, California, United States
2475 days ago

Allison & Chris scored this wine: 94/100

Made up of 75% Roussanne, 20% Grenache Blanc & 5% Picpoul Blanc, this wine is the quintessential example of balance. Rich, smooth, and creamy yet not overdone in any way. Butter, cream, and honey notes in perfect harmony with stone fruit and mineral. Drinking beautifully now, it demonstrates an enormous amount of complexity so it will definitely age well.

Willamette Valley Oregon

Willamette Valley Oregon Bergstrom Vineyard Pinot Noir 2006

Willamette Valley Oregon, United States
2488 days ago

Allison & Chris scored this wine: 95/100

Dark red in colour and showing some slight age on the rim. Wonderful floral aromatics combined with black cherry and cranberry on the nose. The palate also revealed dark fruits and kirsch along secondary notes of baking spice and earth. A lovely velvety mouthfeel, with an equally lovely long finish, this wine is in perfect balance and drinking at its peak. A wonderful example of why Oregon Pinot Noir is among the world’s best.


Washington Darby Cellars The Swagger 2010

Washington, United States
2536 days ago

Allison & Chris scored this wine: 92/100

This delicious blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec shows classic Darby style: ripe, plush fruit, soft tannins and a smooth mouthfeel—a joy to drink! At age 6 this is fully mature showing lots of secondary notes of cedar and mocha to go with the black cherry and currant fruit. Perfect match for braised short ribs on a wintery night.

2549 days ago

Allison & Chris scored this wine: 92/100

A fantastic Riesling showing all the elements we love in a Spätlese. Crisp and clean yet at the same time rich with a long finish. A lovely balance between its sweetness and the tart notes of of green apple and lime. Medium in body, it has a great acidity while still providing a smooth, round mouthfeel.

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Memorable Wine

1982 Chateau Haut Brion


Unusual Wine Experience

Had Great Wall Cabernet Sauvignon on the Great Wall of China; the wine was awful but the experience was amazing!


Current Fav Wine

We currently are really enjoying the wines of Washington and Spain.





Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award