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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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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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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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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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For 2012 The Stars Have Aligned: Gun-Bun Cabernet

Wine Review: 2012 Gundlach Bundschu Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley, California Gundlach Bundschu is California’s oldest continuously family-owned winery and over the years they have had some ups and downs with the quality of their wines just like any other producer.  (more…)

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