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McCay Lot 13 Tempranillo

Wine Review: 2012 McCay Lot 13 Tempranillo, Lodi, CA One of the brightest shining stars of the Lodi wine world has to be Michael McCay and the magical Midas touch he brings to all the wines he makes. This 2012 Tempranillo is no exception, this grape (Tempranillo) never ceases to amaze me with its ability […]

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2011 McCay Carignane

Wine Review: 2011 McCay Carignane, Lodi, California Mike McCay continues to flaunt his long streak of Midas touched wines of gold with this 2011 Carignane. The fruit came from the Rauser Vineyard in Lodi, which was planted in 1906. This grape loves warm climates and as the vines mature, the fruit just keeps getting better […]

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2011 Clos Fantine Faugeres

Wine Reviews: 2011 Clos Fantine Faugeres Languedoc, France Languedoc holds a special place in my heart because so many of my wine epiphanies have happened while drinking wines from the Languedoc. Opening this wine brought back memories of all the Languedoc wines we drank when we lived on the east coast. Every now and then […]

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Seufert Horseleap Vineyard Pinot Noir

Wine Review: 2010 Seufert Horseleap Vineyard Pinot noir, Willamette Valley If you like your Pinot noir to have a sincere rustic earthiness, flaunting a little promiscuity at the same time, you will love the 2010 Seufert Horseleap Vineyard Pinot noir. Offering seductive concentration, this style of wine is delightfully dissimilar from most of the perfectly […]

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2008 Santa Rita Carmenere

Wine Review: 2008 Santa Rita Carmenere Medalla Real Single Estate, Colchagua Valley, Chile This Carménère represents the Colchagua Valley well, offering up an accurate sense of place with a wonderful expression of the varietal. Carménère to me has an exceptional depth and complexity that seems to go beyond that of Merlot to which it is […]

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2010 Raffaldini Vineyards Swan Creek Pinot Grigio

Wine Review: 2010 Raffaldini Vineyards Swan Creek Pinot Grigio, North Carolina This Pinot Grigio was probably one of the biggest wine surprises to come my way this year. The Raffaldini Vineyards Swan Creek Pinot Grigio is full bodied for a Pinot Grigio with balanced acidity and a substantial mouth-feel that is very pleasant. The floral bouquet […]

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