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Gundlach-Bundschu Chardonnay

Wine Review: 2012 Gundlach-Bundschu Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, California

If you are a Gun-Bun fan and love austere whites, you’ll love the 2012 Gundlach-Bundschu Chardonnay. Green apple and lime take center stage with a tinge of honey and mineral that plays softly through the finish.  Continue Reading

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Niner Sauvignon Blanc

Wine Review: 2013 Niner Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County, California

Niner Wine Estates farms from three separate locations—Bootjack Ranch (on the eastern side of Paso), Heart Hill Vineyard (on the western side of Paso), and Jespersen Vineyard (in Edna Valley to the south).  The 2013 Niner Sauvignon blanc came from the Bootjack Ranch on the Eastern side of Paso where it is really dry and warm.  Continue Reading

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What Wines You Need to Serve with Turkey Dinner

What Wines You Need to Serve with Turkey Dinner? 

What Wines You Need to Serve with Turkey Dinner? Well, this list is not another long, boring, “thanksgiving is complicated, and you need to read this 20 page guide to get how complicated it is to pair wine with cranberries, stuffing and pumpkin pie!”  Continue Reading

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2012 Cornerstone Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Wine Review: 2012 Cornerstone Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

The Cornerstone is a thinking man’s Sauvignon blanc with undertones of lemon-lime citrus and tangerine that is fun and zesty with a good amount of acidity that carries through to the finish.  Fresh and lively, you’ll enjoy this libation with any shellfish dish, oysters or chicken. We paired it with crazy caprese chicken, a MacDaddy original. If you’d like the recipe, drop us a comment and we’ll sent it to you. Continue Reading

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Tendril Guadalupe Vineyard Pinot Noir

Wine Review: 2011 Tendril Guadalupe Vineyard Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon

The 2011 Tendril Guadalupe Vineyard Pinot noir is of the feminine style with pretty flavors of cherry and raspberry with subtle undertones of tangerine and mineral. The Pinor noir is balanced with perfect acidity and roundness that finishes clean and silky.  Continue Reading

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Deserving Cyber Sips

What Keeps this Blog Going? Readership and a Little Recognition

If you’ve read this blog for a while, you’ll know we focus on writing with passion and purpose.  We’re not a big corporation, although many of our readers think so. We don’t monetize but many think we make a living from this site. Full time day jobs keep us from accepting every jaunt that comes our way. And yet we keep up with the industry and have spent enough time in the biz to know when to call the BS card. So what keeps us going?  Continue Reading

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