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An Honest Wine: Pedroncelli Bench Vineyard Merlot

2014 Pedroncelli Bench Vineyard Merlot, Dry Creek Valley, California For several decades now, this winery has been an oasis in a sea of mediocrity when it comes to producing reliable honest wines from an often over-hyped AVA. This Merlot is definitely one of those wines. Offering soft, broad, mouth-filling luscious fruit, the warmth of flavor […]

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Crus Bourgeois du Médoc Tasting

At a recent online event, I tasted through a flight of wines from the Medoc region of Bordeaux.   (more…)

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A Respectable Libation from Napa Cellars #MerlotMe

Wine Review: 2012 Napa Cellars Merlot Napa Valley The fine folks at Trinchero have good intentions with this tasty Merlot producing a quality wine at a value price point with this respectable libation. (more…)

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A world class Merlot: Northstar #MerlotMe

2011 Northstar Merlot, Columbia Valley, Washington 2012 was the first time I had the opportunity to taste some Northstar Merlot. That chance came with an invitation to try the newly opened Ringside Fish house and meet the winemaker from Northstar Winery Dave “Merf” Merfeld who has been with the winery since 2001.  (more…)

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If you are looking for an honestly fermented and respectably barrel aged Washington Merlot, this is it.

Wine Review: 2012 L’Ecole No 41 Merlot, Walla Walla, Washington This month we are showcasing the wonderful variety, Merlot, which supports the #MerlotMe event. Today, we spotlight L’Ecole No 41 from Walla Walla, Washington. This has to be one of the cleanest, honestly fermented and respectably barrel aged Merlot wines I have tasted in a […]

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Lamb & Merlot: A Match Made in Heaven #MerlotMe

Wine Review: 2012 Rutherford Hill Merlot, Napa Valley, California This month we are showcasing the wonderful variety, Merlot, which supports the #MerlotMe event. (more…)

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