Aaron Romano

Associate Tasting Coordinator, Napa

About

Aaron Romano joined Wine Spectator’s Napa tasting department in 2012 and was promoted to associate tasting coordinator in 2017.

Romano grew up in Healdsburg, Calif., during the town's emergence as a food-and-wine destination. Inspired by the culture, he worked at numerous Sonoma County wineries and restaurants while studying English and non-fiction creative writing at Sonoma State University. He continues to call Northern California home, now with his wife and two children.

12 Affordable U.S. Pinot Noirs Up to 90 Points
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12 Affordable U.S. Pinot Noirs Up to 90 Points

New reviews of impressive Pinot Noirs from California, Oregon and New York, all priced $35 …

May 10, 2021
12 Outstanding California Wines for Mother’s Day
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12 Outstanding California Wines for Mother’s Day

New reviews of Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and more from Napa, Sonoma, …

May 3, 2021
Exclusive: Thomas Rivers Brown Acquires Full Ownership of Sonoma Coast's Aston Estate
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Exclusive: Thomas Rivers Brown Acquires Full Ownership of Sonoma Coast's Aston Estate

Brown aims to revitalize the Pinot Noir brand he co-founded with Fred Schrader and Chuck …

Apr 19, 2021
13 Diverse California Values Up to 91 Points
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13 Diverse California Values Up to 91 Points

New reviews of impressive Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and more from Napa, …

Apr 19, 2021
10 Outstanding California Chardonnays
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10 Outstanding California Chardonnays

New reviews of white wines from Napa, Sonoma, Santa Barbara and beyond, all earning 90 …

Apr 12, 2021
Federal Court Rules on To Kalon Dispute
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Federal Court Rules on To Kalon Dispute

The decision allows the Napa vineyard trademark to stand ;  plus a new study finds a key …

May 31, 2021
Bill Harlan Appoints His Son, Will, as Managing Director of Harlan Estate
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Bill Harlan Appoints His Son, Will, as Managing Director of Harlan Estate

After 40 years at the helm of one of Napa’s premier Cabernet estates, Harlan will step away …

Apr 9, 2021
Sanctuary Vineyards: Jordan Provides a Home for Threatened Butterflies
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Sanctuary Vineyards: Jordan Provides a Home for Threatened Butterflies

Sonoma’s Jordan winery establishes sanctuaries to support western monarchs, native bees and …

Apr 9, 2021
How Did 2020's Wildfires Impact California Wine?
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How Did 2020's Wildfires Impact California Wine?

Six months after the fires subsided, vintners are still assessing how much fruit suffered …

Mar 23, 2021