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2012 Hourglass III Red Blend

Wine Review: 2012 Hourglass III Red Blend Napa Valley, California

Hourglass owners Jeff and Carolyn Smith decided to replant parts of their Blueline vineyard, and the fruit from the new plantings went into this blend. It’s a new wine that winemaker Anthony Biagi (of Plumpjack) conceptualized and as you might expect, the wine is quite spectacular.  Continue Reading

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Hourglass Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Review: 2012 Hourglass Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California

The grapes that sourced the 2012 Hourglass Estate Cabernet Sauvignon are pretty special. Back in the day, Dr. Kliewer, the Dean of Viticulture at UC Davis identified the soil types on the Hourglass parcel as Hambright, a soil so unique, one might consider it striking a vein of cultural goldContinue Reading

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Is Social Media Dying a Slow Death?

Is Social Media Dying a Slow Death?

Are you wasting your time on Facebook and Twitter? Some might think so.  Continue Reading

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Patz & Hall Russian River Valley Dutton Ranch Chardonnay

Wine Review: 2013 Patz & Hall Russian River Valley Dutton Ranch Chardonnay

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This beautifully made 2013 Patz & Hall Russian River Valley Dutton Ranch Chardonnay comes from some of the oldest plantings of Chardonnay in the western part of Sonoma County. Much of the vineyard is dry farmed, producing small berries that generate intense flavors and textures. Continue Reading

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Elena Walch Beyond the Clouds Chardonnay

Wine Review: 2012 Elena Walch Beyond the Clouds Chardonnay, Alto Adige, Italy

Primarily consisting of Chardonnay from the Castel Ringberg Vineyard, the Elena Walch Beyond the Clouds Chardonnay is unique and exotic; a zippy, lively white wine that has a great honeysuckle, peach and lemon core that finishes strong. It is very complex, with a crescendo of interesting flavors that play on your tongue, leading to hints of clove on the finish.  Continue Reading

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Paolo E Noemia D’Amico Falesia

Wine Review: 2011 Paolo E Noemia D’Amico Falesia Chardonnay, Lazio, Italy

The winery harvested the grapes from 30 year old vines at a vineyard located between Rome and Florence, overlooking Umbria, in the gentile climate of Central Italy.  Continue Reading

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