If I Could Buy Only One – Oct 15th, 2016 VINTAGES Release

As part of our VINTAGES recap for October 15th, we asked our critics:

“If you could buy only one wine from this release – which one would it be and why?”

Our picks from the October 15th VINTAGES release:

David Lawrason – In recent years – since travels in Spain and Portugal in particular – I have become a big fan of the gentle, subtle and vaguely mineral white wines from indigenous, lesser known varieties of Europe. So not chardonnay, not sauvignon, not riesling, not pinot gris. The bottlings could be from Portugal, Spain, France, or Italy, but today I am talking grenache blanc from southern France, with the oh-so subtle but important, acid-firm roussanne in the blend...

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From VINTAGES October 15th, 2016:

Szabo’s VINTAGES Preview – Piedmont & International Smart Buys

Buyers’ Guide to VINTAGES – Outstanding Vintages from California

Use these quick links for immediate access to all of our Top Picks in the New Release.

Lawrason’s Take
Sara’s Sommelier Selections
Michael’s Mix
Szabo’s Smart Buys
All October 15th Reviews

New Release and VINTAGES Preview

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