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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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Hawks View Cellars Red Blend

Wine Review: 2012 Hawks View Cellars Red Blend, Washington The Hawks View Cellars Red Blend has a very respectable pedigree, which should be quite a marketing bonanza.  (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 Pinot Noir

Wine Review: 2012 Hawks View Cellars Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains, Oregon Easily recognizable as a Willamette Valley Pinot, the Hawks View Cellars Pinot noir has fresh aromas of tart cherry, baking spice, and fresh turned earth. The  bouquet will have a broad appeal to most Pinot hounds.  (more…)

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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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