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A Napa Petite Sirah Worth Hunting Down

Wine Review: 2011 Elyse Winery Jacob Franklin Hayne Vineyard Petite Sirah Napa Valley, California If you happen to be a lover of big, bold and beautiful Petite Sirah, you have to taste this wine.  (more…)

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Rustic Yet Refined

Wine Review: 2009 Quinta do Noval Cedro do Noval, Portugal Rustic yet refined, exciting in the way you experience the emotion of the wine. It expresses flavors that are foreign yet familiar, like the voice of a really close old friend you’ve not seen in a while. The kind you might walk a tightrope with […]

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2013 McIntyre Estate Pinot Noir

Wine Review: 2013 McIntyre Estate Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands, CA The Santa Lucia Highlands AVA has been dressin for impressin lately, sending out wines that “strut their stuff”.  Appellation America once said, “The Santa Lucia Highlands AVA promises to become a crown jewel of California viticulture.”  (more…)

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2010 Anakota Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Review: 2010 Anakota Cabernet Sauvignon “Helena Montana” Knights Valley, California Tasting this wine was truly a magical moment of nostalgia. Taking me back to the days when working for corporate hotels and restaurants afforded the luxury of tasting wines that were out of my reach for purchase.   (more…)

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2007 Ferrari Perle Trento Brut

Wine Review: 2007 Ferrari Perle Trento Brut, Italy This vintage Italian Brut from Ferrari is one of the finest sparklers I have tasted this year; it’s got snap, crackle and pop.  (more…)

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No Actual Genies Were Harmed: Patz and Hall Chenoweth Pinot Noir

Wine Review: 2012 Patz and Hall Chenoweth Pinot Noir, Russian River, Sonoma, CA James Hall and Anne Moses, the winemakers at Patz and Hall have unleashed the Genie in the bottle with this fine elixir that exemplifies Russian River Pinot noir at its best. (more…)

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