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Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Fermented to Near Perfection

Wine Review: 2011 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva Seldom are we fortunate enough to have the pleasure of tasting such a fine example of the Sangiovese grape fermented to near perfection. Monsanto has grabbed my attention and kept it focused with this 2011 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva.  (more…)

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A Plush Pinot You Can’t Resist! Patz and Hall

Wine Review: 2012 Patz and Hall Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Super dang daddy! The Patz and Hall Pinot Noir is some of the finest Pinot juice I’ve had the pleasure of consuming.  Right after opening the bottle, there are smells of red berry fruit exploding out of the glass with dark, savory aromas of redwood, […]

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Posted in California, Pinot Noir0 Comments

A Great Napa Valley Syrah by Cornerstone Cellars

Wine Review: 2012 Cornerstone Cellars Black Label Napa Valley Syrah The fruit for this Syrah by Cornerstone Cellars came from the Soda Canyon Vineyard, located east of Silverado Trail and west of Atlas Peak. Now that’s some pretty special real estate situated to make the best of the fantastic Napa Valley sunshine.  (more…)

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Posted in California, Shiraz/Syrah1 Comment

Bodega Pagos Matanegra Signature Tempranillo

Bodega Pagos Matanegra Signature Tempranillo Wine Review: 2010 Bodega Pagos Matanegra Signature Tempranillo, Ribera Del Duero, Spain  (more…)

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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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Posted in California, Pinot Noir1 Comment

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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