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Stylish and restrained: 2012 WindRacer Pinot Noir

2012 WindRacer Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, California Wind Racer gets its name from an antique weather vane reclaimed in Kentucky as the namesake for a winery project partnership between Barbara Banke and Peggy Furth. (more…)

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A Straight Up Legit Juice: Champ de Reves Pinot Noir

A Straight Up Legit Juice: 2012 Champ de Reves Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, California The 2012 Champ de Reves Pinot noir is true to the region and varietal without any distractions or flaws. Straight up legit generous juice everybody can get down with s’aight. (more…)

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Swaths of Sophisticated Flavor: Rombauer Diamond Selection Cabernet

Wine Review: 2012 Rombauer Diamond Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California Rombauer Vineyards is responsible for creating many of the memorable and enlightening moments in my long and arduous wine journey.  (more…)

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Hot blueberry pie? You’ll find it with this wine: Edmeades Petite Sirah

Wine Review: 2012 Edmeades Petite Sirah, Mendocino County, California Edmeades delivers exceptional Petite Sirah with this 2012. This is a, “Hello, where have you been all my life?” kind of wine!  (more…)

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Another Great Russian River Pinot: Gary Farrell

2013 Gary Farrell Pinot Noir “Russian River Selection” Russian River Valley, California Starting off a bit tight and taught, give the Gary Farrell Pinot noir a little extra breathing time if you consume it prior to 2017.  Floral, red and black fruit with a hint of anise in the background are the aromas this wine […]

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A Charming Wine: Coho Old Poodle Dog Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Review: 2012 Coho Old Poodle Dog Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California The Coho Old Poodle Dog Cabernet Sauvignon owes its namesake to the bastardized name of Le Poulet d’Or. It was San Francisco’s first fine dining restaurant, and it opened in 1849. (more…)

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