William Kelley

California, Windmill Ranch Vineyard

An early harvest produced a below-average crop of charming, supple and dark-fruited wines with refined tannins and juicy acidity; the best Pinot Noir vintage for over a decade...

California, Ridge Vineyards Klein Vineyard

A warm summer and a crop of small berries produced deeply concentrated, structured wines with amazing potential in the cellar; the best Cabernet Sauvignon vintage for decades...

California, Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello

Generous yields and a warm, uneventful growing season produced open-knit, ripe, fruit-driven wines which sometimes lack depth and complexity...

California, Sonoma County Fort Ross Seaview Vineyard

A cool and challenging growing season issued in vibrant, juicy, concentrated wines which marry considerable early appeal with structure for the cellar; Cabernet Sauvignon excelled...

USA, California, Ridge Vineyards Monte Bello

Torrential early-October rain interrupted a mild summer; producers who picked in time produced supple, generous wines...

Anthill Farms, Pinot Noir 2013

The team at Anthill Farms makes an interesting range of Pinot Noirs and some seductive cool-climate Syrah...

Don Chappellet

Don Chappellet, pioneering Pritchard Hill vintner and founder of Chappellet Vineyards, has died, aged 84.

Matthiasson, Rosé 2015

Aromas of ripe Meyer lemon, fresh herbs and hints of the marine preface a supple, juicy and refreshing wine...

Cenyth, Rosé 2015

Hélène Seillan, the daughter of Verité's Bordeaux-trained winemaker Pierre Seillan, works alongside her father

Kutch, Pinot Noir Rosé 2015

This delicate pink wine, Jamie Kutch's most gulpable bottling, nods to Sancerre with its expressive nose of tart raspberry...

Belharra, Rosé of Syrah 2015

Anne Fogarty and Camille Gaio craft both a red and a rosé from the Las Madres vineyard in cool Carneros

Arnot Roberts, Rosé 2015

By now Arnot-Roberts need no introduction, and their Touriga Nacional rosé is already fought-over.

County Line Vineyards, Rosé 2015

County Line is the second label for Eric Sussman, the talented proprietor-winemaker of Radio-Coteau, established specifically to make this rosé.

The Robert Mondavi Winery in 1968.

A gala dinner was held in Oakville last week to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Robert Mondavi winery, the culmination of three days of tastings, lunches and dinners commemorating…