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2010 Dry Creek Vineyard The Mariner Meritage

Wine Review: 2010 Dry Creek Vineyard The Mariner Meritage, Dry Creek Valley . This Meritage from the good folks down at Dry Creek Vineyards really hit the spot on Valentine’s Day. It worked on so many levels; it would have been hard to find a better wine at any price. Made from 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, […]

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2008 Col d’Orcia Brunello di Montalcino Tuscany

Wine Review: 2008 Col d’Orcia Brunello di Montalcino Tuscany Italy Col d’Orcia, which means ‘the hill overlooking the Orcia River’, is one of Montalcino’s most historic wineries. The estate’s roots date back to 1890, where records show the Franceschi family of Florence purchasing the property, then known as Fattoria di Sant’Angelo in Colle. 

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2009 Vecchia Cantina Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano

Wine Review: 2009 Vecchia Cantina Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano Tuscany, Italy MacDaddy’s Macin Multiple Montepulciano Night (Part 1) . This is part one of three wine reviews from our multiple Montepulciano night. Vino di Noble Montepulciano from Tuscany should not be confused with the Montepulciano grape that is widely grown in Southern Italy. One of […]

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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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