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Donnafugata Mille e Una Notte Contessa

Wine Review: 2008 Donnafugata Mille e Una Notte Contessa Entellina, Sicily, Italy I’ve tasted my share of Sicilian Nero d’Avola wines, so trust me when I say the 2008 Donnafugata Mille e Una Notte Contessa is probably the best example I‘ve had—ever! Many critics compare this grape to Syrah, but this particular example is like no […]

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Prats & Symington Quinta de Roriz Prazo de Roriz

Wine Review: 2011 Prats & Symington Quinta de Roriz Prazo de Roriz, Douro, Portugal A bootylicious kind of sip!  It’s a big f*cking deal, rock yur world kind of wine that’s wicked pissar. I mean that with the utmost respect Rupert and Charles Symington and u’s know I would never diss ya’ll! Enobytes has mad […]

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2009 Elena Walch Castel Ringberg Lagrein

Wine Review: Elena Walch Castel Ringberg Lagrein Alto Adige Riserva, Italy Wines from the Alto Adige region in Italy often bring tasting opportunities that are unique in so many ways. No other wines represent that statement better than the wines from Elena Walch. This 2009 Lagrein brings dark brooding joy as the aromas rev up […]

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2009 Donnafugata Sicilla Rosso Tancredi

Wine Review: 2009 Donnafugata Sicilla Rosso Tancredi Tancredi from Donnafugata is an unusual blend of three grapes—Cabernet Sauvignon, Nero d’Avola and Tannat. This trio grown in Sicily provides a woven netlike body that ebbs and flows exhibiting a spirit (existential not alcoholic) indicative to the island of Sicily. If you get nostalgic for the old […]

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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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