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Chateau Montelena Chardonnay

Wine Review: 2012 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay, Napa Valley, California The 2012 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay is lean with green apple, peach and lemon core finishing with a lively dose of grapefruit and mineral that dance in the background. This is a great food wine that would pair with grilled seafood and chicken dishes.  (more…)

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Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Review: 2006 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California The Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is layered with a nice balance of red and black fruits complimented by underlying flavors of chocolate, tobacco, menthol and herbs. The finish is lingering, soft and dusty. This Cabernet needs some more time in bottle. If you […]

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Hourglass Blueline Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 Hourglass Blueline Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California The 2012 Hourglass Blueline Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with a smidgeon (9%) of Petit Verdot. Upon opening, you’ll be blown away by its intoxicating aromas that entice you to come back again and again for another sniff. It pulls you in to taste […]

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Galerie Sauvignon Blanc

Wine Review: 2013 Galerie Equitem Sauvignon Blanc, Knights Valley, Sonoma County, California and the 2013 Galerie Naissance Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, California Galerie is a collection of wines, crafted through the artistic and scientific sentiments of Winemaker Díaz Muñoz. Her collection consists of four wines—two Sauvignon blancs and two Cabernet Sauvignons that express two regions—Napa […]

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Gundlach-Bundschu Chardonnay

Wine Review: 2012 Gundlach-Bundschu Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, California If you are a Gun-Bun fan and love austere whites, you’ll love the 2012 Gundlach-Bundschu Chardonnay. Green apple and lime take center stage with a tinge of honey and mineral that plays softly through the finish.  (more…)

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Taplin Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Review: 2009 Taplin Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Terra 9, St. Helana AVA, Napa Valley, California Although the Taplin Cellars label is not a household name in wine enthusiast’s homes yet, the Taplin family has been farming wine grapes in Napa Valley since 1871.  There are three Taplin siblings and they grow 28 acres of Napa […]

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