Caine Thompson
Wine reviews
01 Jun 2017

More On Locations

As I say in many of the notes below, before I tried my first Locations wine from Dave Phinney, I was skeptical: using the license plate bumper stickers as wine labels seemed a bit too gimmicky to me. But no longer.

The concept behind the wines is fairly simple, but in many ways controversial–Dave Phinney wanted to explore what could be done if all the rules were removed, if he ignored the constraining factors of appellations, should he still make quality wines that represent a region?

Well, having tasted through all of the current releases I am sold not only on the idea behind the wines, but the talents of Mr. Phinney as a winemaker. And I have even come around to like the labels.