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Fess Parker Winery Frontier Red NV

Wine Review: Fess Parker Winery Frontier Red Lot No. 90 Santa Barbara County California Over the years’ I have tasted my share of different lots of the Fess Parker Winery Frontier Red.  The last I remember well was the Anniversary Lot #71. This Lot #90 has to be the best one yet. Back when I […]

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2010 Aphros Silenus Vinhao Portugal

Wine Review: 2010 Aphros Silenus Vinhao Portugal What a pleasant surprise it was to taste this wine. Aphros Silenus Vinhao Portugal is the sleeper hit of 2014 wine discoveries for me. A better example of red wine currently produced from this region would be hard to find. No, really; actually seeing a red from the […]

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Wine Review: 2009 Mackey Concordia Columbia Valley Red Blend

What a pleasure it was to have the opportunity to try these wines from the Mackey Vineyards in Washington State. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah was previously reviewed a few posts back. There is dark brambly fruit and root beer float aromas prevalent in this awesome Columbia Valley Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre blend.  The Mackey brothers […]

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Wine Review: 2011 Murphy Goode “All In” Alexander Valley Claret

What’s all in? It takes a gambler to really know what that means. Sure almost anyone can tell you the mechanics for each game and the bets that signify the meaning of “all in.” Despite all the variations of poker, roulette, craps, pai gow or specific hands of blackjack, the phrase has many other meanings. […]

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Wine Review: 2011 Porta Carmenere Reserva Chile

Considered the county’s signature grape, Chile grows roughly 22,000 acres of Carmenere. The grape itself produces very deep, darkly colored wines with rich, ripe flavors. This wine certainly fits the profile. It will remind you of a red velvet cake with a captivating spicy mid-palate leading to a smooth, long finish. The Quality-to-Price-Ratio (QPR) is […]

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Wine Review: 2009 Azienda Agraria Perticaia Montefalco Rosso Umbria Italy

This 2009 Montefalco from Perticaia is a bold robust wine made of 70% Sangiovese, 15% Sagrantino and 15% Colorino. The use of Colorino in the blend insures a depth in color. Traditionally used in Chianti the Colorino grape sounds pretty rare but most people have consumed it if they drink Chianti.

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