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Mixed Case: Excellent Reds for Valentine’s Day

Mixed Case: Excellent Reds for Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so don’t forget to pick up a special bottle to share with your loved one. Happy Valentine’s Day!  (more…)

Great QPR: Emilio Moro Finca Resalso Tempranillo

05 February 2016

Wine Review: 2014 Emilio Moro Finca Resalso Tempranillo, Ribera del Duero, Spain 2014 Emilio Moro Finca Resalso Tempranillo: Absolute proof that drinkable young Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero can be made. Value oriented and quality conscious, this is a fruit forward (by Spanish standards) fun and exciting libation. (more…)

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Sweet & Savory: Clos De La Tech Pinot Noir

02 February 2016

Wine Review: 2009 Clos De La Tech Domaine Valeta Sunny Slope Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz Mountains, California This location on the first peak west of the famed Ridge Vineyard; La Valeta is probably the coldest growing location in the Santa Cruz mountains. The grapes grown here struggle for survival and when the grapes struggle it […]

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A Charming Wine: Coho Old Poodle Dog Cabernet Sauvignon

30 January 2016

Wine Review: 2012 Coho Old Poodle Dog Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California The Coho Old Poodle Dog Cabernet Sauvignon owes its namesake to the bastardized name of Le Poulet d’Or. It was San Francisco’s first fine dining restaurant, and it opened in 1849. (more…)

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Purely Paso: Vina Robles Estate Petite Sirah

27 January 2016

2012 Vina Robles Estate Petite Sirah, Paso Robles, California With so many styles of Petite Sirah produced in dozens of wine regions, it’s amazing how many of those regions can produce unique wines of character that represent excellent value, distinct terroir and stay accurate to the varietal. (more…)

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Berrylicious Flavors: MacPhail Anderson Creek Pinot Noir

24 January 2016

2012 MacPhail Anderson Creek Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley CA MacPhail Anderson Creek Pinot Noir: Fresh county fair candy apple coating wrapped in decomposing forest floor fauna are the combination of replicated aromas that leap from the glass of this fine elixir produced by James MacPhail, one of the most rock-solid winemakers producing exciting Pinot Noir […]

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Artist Series: Campo Viejo Tempranillo

21 January 2016

Wine Review: 2010 Campo Viejo Tempranillo Reserva Rioja Artist Series The wines from Bodegas Campo Viejo have been a go to staple for quality and value in my home for decades. (more…)

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