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The Winemaking Genius of Julien Fayard

Julian Fayard

We have been following Julien Fayard’s career for several years now and are consistantly impressed with the wines that he creates. In France, Julien worked in both Provence and Bordeaux, where he defined his core winemaking style at the exalted first growth Château Lafite-Rothschild (he even lived in Lafite’s grand château for a period) as well […]

Featured Wine: Purlieu Cabernet Sauvignon

featured wine and bottle in woods

We are no stranger to this week’s featured wine Purlieu Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, previous vintages have landed the top spots of our annual 100 list and winemaker Julien Fayard was our 2016 winemaker of the year. The name Purlieu means “the edge of the forest” or “an outlying area” and is a reference to their home base in […]

Julien Fayard is Wine Spectrum’s 2016 Winemaker of the Year

winemaker of the year Julien Fayard

We have been following Julien Fayard’s career for several years now and are consistantly impressed with the wines that he creates. When it came time to name a 2016 winemaker of the year, Julien was a no-brainer. With two wines in the Top 10 and three in the Top 30, he made himself impossible to […]