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A Napa Cabernet with a Unique History

Wine Review: 2012 Burgess Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain, California This wonderfully exquisite classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is made from 92% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Petit Verdot and is made from certified Napa Green grapes. Burgess Cellars has been producing Left Bank Bordeaux-style wines for over four decades.  (more…)

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An Oregon Pinot with all of the Bells and Whistles

Wine Review: 2010 Seufert Pinot Noir Cuvee This Pinot noir from the 2010 vintage is from a producer I have always been fond of.  (more…)

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A Clare Valley Riesling That Will Knock Your Socks Off

Wine Review: 2014 Taylors Wakefield St. Andrews Riesling, Clare Valley, Australia What a lovely wine from the Clare Valley region of Australia. There vinification direction is to craft a wine of delicacy and finesse and they certainly nailed it. (more…)

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Bucket List Worthy: Achaval-Ferrer

Put Achaval-Ferrer on your bucket list because their wines are worth seeking out. I recently tasted through five component lab samples that make up the blend of their iconic Quimera blend from Mendoza, Argentina, and they were simply amazing.  (more…)

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A Standout Wine from South Africa

Wine Review: 2011 Glen Carlou Grand Classique, Paarl,  South Africa This wine is quite possibly the best value on the planet for a Bordeaux-style Cabernet Sauvignon based wine. With a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, the title Grand Classique is more than appropriate.  (more…)

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Balanced Blackberry Cherry Assault! Try this Italian Barbera

Wine Review: 2010 Carlin de Paolo Barbera D’Asti Superiore, Piedmont, Italy What a pleasure to have the opportunity to taste this wine. The 2010 vintage is in its prime window of drinkability and should continue through 2017. (more…)

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