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Prats & Symington Quinta de Roriz Prazo de Roriz

Wine Review: 2011 Prats & Symington Quinta de Roriz Prazo de Roriz, Douro, Portugal A bootylicious kind of sip!  It’s a big f*cking deal, rock yur world kind of wine that’s wicked pissar. I mean that with the utmost respect Rupert and Charles Symington and u’s know I would never diss ya’ll! Enobytes has mad […]

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2011 Rex Hill Dijon Clone Chardonnay

Wine Review: 2011 Rex Hill Dijon Clone Chardonnay . The 2011 Rex Hill Dijon Clone Chardonnay is delicious and clean with a good dose of citrus and mineral. The medium-long finish is enticing and smooth. Winemaker Michael Davies recommends pairing his Chardonnay with sushi. 185 case production. Drink now through 2016.  (more…)

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2010 Aphros Silenus Vinhao Portugal

Wine Review: 2010 Aphros Silenus Vinhao Portugal What a pleasant surprise it was to taste this wine. Aphros Silenus Vinhao Portugal is the sleeper hit of 2014 wine discoveries for me. A better example of red wine currently produced from this region would be hard to find. No, really; actually seeing a red from the […]

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Wine Review: 2012 Vinho Verde Adega Ponte de Lima Adamado

Repeatedly I have tried to enjoy these Vinho Verde wines from Portugal enough to get behind and promote them. The green taught flavors combined with the lithe body and low alcohol expressed in most Vinho Verde just never did it for me. The Vinho Verde Adega Ponte de Lima Adamado has enough alcohol creating a […]

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Last minute gift suggestion: You can never go wrong with Port

Let me clarify from the beginning this last minute gift guide is about true port from Portugal. Don’t get me wrong, port style wines from various regions certainly have their place in the hearts and cellars of their supporters, but not in an article about port. They do not belong in this article/post because it […]

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Dreaming of Douro

A few months ago I attended a tasting of the newly declared 2011 Vintage Port at the W hotel in San Francisco. It was a really fun and informative event.  It was apparent from the attendance by industry heavy hitters like Christian Seely and Adrian Bridge they wanted to make sure the American audience was […]

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