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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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Purely Paso: Vina Robles Estate Petite Sirah

2012 Vina Robles Estate Petite Sirah, Paso Robles, California With so many styles of Petite Sirah produced in dozens of wine regions, it’s amazing how many of those regions can produce unique wines of character that represent excellent value, distinct terroir and stay accurate to the varietal. (more…)

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Berrylicious Flavors: MacPhail Anderson Creek Pinot Noir

2012 MacPhail Anderson Creek Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley CA MacPhail Anderson Creek Pinot Noir: Fresh county fair candy apple coating wrapped in decomposing forest floor fauna are the combination of replicated aromas that leap from the glass of this fine elixir produced by James MacPhail, one of the most rock-solid winemakers producing exciting Pinot Noir […]

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Soft & Polished: Galerie Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Review: 2012 Galerie Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley Sonoma County, California This is a clean, polished version of respectable Knights Valley fruit making the transition from pressed juice to enjoyable wine. (more…)

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2012 Edmeades Zinfandel

2012 Edmeades Zinfandel, Perli Vineyards, Mendocino County, California Edmeades has been setting the standards for California Zinfandel for decades. Winemaker Ben Salazar must have had the stars aligned for a fermentation of the most wonderful kind when he put this wine in the barrel. Huge and hulking with finesse like a runway model’s walk inside a […]

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2013 Robert Biale Petite Sirah

2013 Robert Biale Petite Sirah, Palisades Vineyard Robert Biale Petite Sirah: Trester “Tres” Goetting, the winemaker for Robert Biale Vineyards has produced a game changer with his 2013 Palisades Vineyard Petite Sirah. It is smooth, luxurious and soft as hell. Aggressive aromas offer up notes of freshly ground white pepper, flowering lavender and cinnamon stick.   (more…)

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