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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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2008 Santa Rita Carmenere

Wine Review: 2008 Santa Rita Carmenere Medalla Real Single Estate, Colchagua Valley, Chile This Carménère represents the Colchagua Valley well, offering up an accurate sense of place with a wonderful expression of the varietal. Carménère to me has an exceptional depth and complexity that seems to go beyond that of Merlot to which it is […]

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2012 Elena Walch Lagrein

Wine Review: Elena Walch Lagrein Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy . San Jose Mercury News reporter Jessica Yadegaran, asked me in a recent interview what wine are you really excited about these days. I thought about it for a moment and it was an easy answer 2012 Elena Walch Lagrein. It is clean, pure, and there’s […]

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2010 McKinley Springs Bombing Range Red

Wine Review: 2010 McKinley Springs Bombing Range Red, Horse Heaven Hills AVA, Washington The 2010 McKinley Springs Bombing Range Red is a tribute to U.S. troops and the colorful history of the Horse Heaven Hills. During WWII, the land was used as a training ground for fighter pilots.  The U.S. P-40 Hawk fighter planes depicted […]

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