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A Plush Pinot You Can’t Resist! Patz and Hall

Wine Review: 2012 Patz and Hall Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Super dang daddy! The Patz and Hall Pinot Noir is some of the finest Pinot juice I’ve had the pleasure of consuming.  Right after opening the bottle, there are smells of red berry fruit exploding out of the glass with dark, savory aromas of redwood, […]

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A Great Napa Valley Syrah by Cornerstone Cellars

Wine Review: 2012 Cornerstone Cellars Black Label Napa Valley Syrah The fruit for this Syrah by Cornerstone Cellars came from the Soda Canyon Vineyard, located east of Silverado Trail and west of Atlas Peak. Now that’s some pretty special real estate situated to make the best of the fantastic Napa Valley sunshine.  (more…)

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MacPhail Pratt Vineyard Pinot Noir

 Wine Review: MacPhail Pratt Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast Sometimes specific vintages, such as 2011, can bring challenges to vintners on many levels. Enough heat to fully ripen the fruit and harvesting on the rains schedule, not when the fruit is ready, can overwhelm some growers and winemakers. The MacPhail Pratt Vineyard Pinot Noir does not […]

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Cornerstone Cabernet Franc

Wine Review: Cornerstone Cabernet Franc, Napa, California As a long standing fan of Cornerstone Cellar wines, the 2012 Cornerstone Cabernet Franc is another great wine that showcases what the Coombsville, Oakville, and St. Helena vineyards bring to the table for the Napa Valley region. (more…)

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Niner Pinot Noir

Wine Review: 2012 Niner Pinot Noir, Edna Valley, California Just south of the city of San Luis Obispo, California, and home of Cal Poly University lies the Edna Valley—a respite for Chardonnay and Pinot noir lovers. This valley is unique in the fact that the topography, which forms the valley, runs east and west allowing […]

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Hawks View Cellars Syrah

Wine Review: 2012 Hawks View Cellars Syrah Cellar Series, California The Hawks View Cellars Syrah started out as one thing and became something different in the glass as do most wines. With all wines when oxygen reaches the liquid, it transforms the flavors, and that transformation continues throughout consumption.  (more…)

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