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An Honest Wine: Cecchi Sangiovese

2013 Cecchi Sangiovese di Toscana, Italy When I used to sell wine retail, from time to time, customers would approach me excitedly with a statement like this: “I tried Sangiovese last night and loved it, do you have any wines made from that grape?”  (more…)

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Chianti Classico is the Rodney Dangerfield of the Wine World

2012 Cecchi Chianti Classico DOCG, Tuscany, Italy Chianti Classico never gets the respect it should; it’s sort of the Rodney Dangerfield of the wine world. (more…)

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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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