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2011 Phelps Creek Vineyards Estate Reserve Chardonnay

Wine Review: 2011 Phelps Creek Vineyards Estate Reserve Chardonnay Phelps Creek Vineyards Estate located in Hood River, Oregon is a small boutique winery that practice sustainable agricultural practices and produces 5,000 cases of Chardonnay and Pinot noir annually. The started with Pin ot noir in 1990, and added a few blocks of Chardonnay a few […]

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2012 MacPhail Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Wine Review: 2012 MacPhail Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, California This awesome elixir from MacPhail personifies tasty, juicy, liquidity in an almost perfect fermentation of pristine Sonoma Coast Pinot noir grapes. I feel graced to have the opportunity to taste wine like this. The aromas that waft out of the glass fifteen minutes after pouring will […]

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2011 Faust Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Review: 2011 Faust Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa, California The 2011 Faust Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine of enduring simplistic quality and I mean that in the most complimentary way, it is rare to taste a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that has not been over manipulated during fermentation and aging. Agustin Huneeus certainly has the skills […]

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2012 La Crema Pinot Noir

Wine Review: 2012 La Crema Pinot noir, Willamette Valley, OR . This is the first vintage of Willamette Valley Pinot noir made by La Crema, one of the pioneers of cool climate winemaking from California, another fine producer in the stable of Jackson Family wines. The debut vintage is a good example of a large […]

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2008 Tatomer Kick-on Ranch Riesling

Wine Review: 2008 Tatomer Kick-on Ranch Riesling, Santa Barbara County, California . They should really rename this wine to Kick-Ass Ranch Riesling, but I guess that would mean a vineyard name change. This small vineyard located in Los Alamos (and we are not talking about the Malbec in Mendoza!) near the Vandenberg Air Force Base […]

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2012 Elena Walch Lagrein

Wine Review: Elena Walch Lagrein Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy . San Jose Mercury News reporter Jessica Yadegaran, asked me in a recent interview what wine are you really excited about these days. I thought about it for a moment and it was an easy answer 2012 Elena Walch Lagrein. It is clean, pure, and there’s […]

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