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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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Robert Mondavi Pinot Noir

Wine Review: 2013 Robert Mondavi Pinot Noir, Napa Valley, Carneros, California Pure and clean, this 2013 Robert Mondavi Pinot noir from the Carneros sub-appellation of Napa Valley exhibits a characteristic of Pinot noir that is only achievable when grown this far south with substantial coastal influence.  (more…)

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2012 Hourglass III Red Blend

Wine Review: 2012 Hourglass III Red Blend Napa Valley, California Hourglass owners Jeff and Carolyn Smith decided to replant parts of their Blueline vineyard, and the fruit from the new plantings went into this blend. It’s a new wine that winemaker Anthony Biagi (of Plumpjack) conceptualized and as you might expect, the wine is quite […]

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