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Sommelier Turned Winemaker: Gramercy Cellars L’idiot

Wine Review: 2011 Gramercy Cellars L’idiot du Village Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Washington It’s really hard to go bad with anything Sommelier turned winemaker Greg Harrington makes out there in Walla Walla. (more…)

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You love Barolo, but how do you feel about Nascetta?

Sure, you love Barolo, but how do you feel about Nascetta? Before you answer that question, let’s arm you with pertinent information about the wines of Rivetto from the Piedmont region of Italy. (more…)

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An Interesting Blend from South Africa: Seven Sisters

Wine Review: 2014 Seven Sisters Dawn Pinotage – Shiraz, Swartland, South Africa Wow!  This wine was a pleasant surprise and I’m not easily enamored with most Pinotage/Shiraz wines. (more…)

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Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan Bordeaux

2012 Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan Grand Vin De Bordeaux Someone who works for Misa Imports in Dallas, Texas has a very fine palate. This mid-level Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion Pessac-Leognan Bordeaux has stepped up in class the way a horse race handicapper describes a dark horse contingent competing for a slot. (more…)

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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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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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