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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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2008 Santa Rita Triple C Maipo Valley

Wine Review: 2008 Santa Rita Triple C, Maipo Valley, Chile My relationship with Santa Rita wines goes back a long way. In the late 80’s there used to be a late night diner in downtown Boston that served food till midnight or later and drinks sometimes later than they should. Consequently, many restaurant kitchen staff […]

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2010 Rosa D’ Oro Montepulciano

Wine Review: 2010 Rosa D’ Oro Montepulciano Tracy Hills California . Finding Montepulciano grown outside of Southern Italy used to be a rarity. Thanks to Nick and Pietro Buttitta (father and son) it’s not so rare anymore. They have been making some of the finest Italian varietal wines in California for almost a decade now. […]

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2011 Raffaldini Sangiovese Riserva

Wine Review: 2011 Raffaldini Sangiovese Riserva Swan Creek North Carolina . The 2011 Raffaldini Sangiovese Riserva is a pretty style with integrated tannins that play the backbeat to the multi-layered mid-palette of sour cherry, tobacco and plum. It is a medium-bodied Sangiovese with good acidity and a medium-long finish; a very food friendly wine, which […]

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2011 Raffaldini Riserva Montepulciano

Wine Review: 2011 Raffaldini Riserva Montepulciano Swan Creek North Carolina . We’ve tasted a lot of wines from the mid-Atlantic region of the United States and to be honest I have been impressed with very few. Overtime I think those producers will improve, and every now and then, we get a sample that shows progress […]

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