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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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Structured Refinement: 2012 La Pitchoune Pinot Noir

Wine Review: 2012 La Pitchoune Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, CA As of late, the wild and wooly Sonoma Coast weather is producing some of the best Pinot Noir grapes grown anywhere, especially during the 2012 growing season.  (more…)

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