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Donnafugata Passito di Pantelleria Ben Rye

Wine Review: 2011 Donnafugata Passito di Pantelleria Ben Ryé, Sicilia, Italy The 2011 Donnafugata Passito di Pantelleria Ben Rye is a sweet dessert wine made from Zibibbo (Moscato d’Alessandria) grapes. It is a  well-balanced, round and pretty wine with a vivid personality. Amber in color with viscous textures; the aromas of brown sugar and ripe peaches are […]

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J. Vineyards Vin Gris Rose of Pinot Noir

Wine Review: 2013 J. Vineyards Vin Gris Rose of Pinot Noir, Sonoma County, California Have you said to yourself, “Why didn’t I drink more rose this summer?” Well, you probably have not tried J.Vineyards 2013 Vin Gris Rose of Pinot noir, because if you had, you would have continued to drink it all summer long. […]

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Elena Walch Gewurztraminer

Wine Review: 2012 Elena Walch Gewurztraminer Kastelaz Alto Adige, Italy Rarely, do I have the pleasure of getting excited about tasting specific varietals, but every now and then a bottle shows up at our door and I am reminded why I love wine so much. Even rarer, tasting two wines from the same producer made […]

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2008 Tatomer Kick-on Ranch Riesling

Wine Review: 2008 Tatomer Kick-on Ranch Riesling, Santa Barbara County, California . They should really rename this wine to Kick-Ass Ranch Riesling, but I guess that would mean a vineyard name change. This small vineyard located in Los Alamos (and we are not talking about the Malbec in Mendoza!) near the Vandenberg Air Force Base […]

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2012 Handley Pinot Blanc

Wine Review: 2012 Handley Pinot Blanc Mendocino County California I have tasted and enjoyed Milla Handley’s wine for over two decades, and I have to say she is my favorite winemaker from the Anderson Valley.  She has the ability to transform grapes into something special in the bottle, and she continues to produce stellar wine […]

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2011 Thomas Fogarty Skyline Riesling

Wine Review: 2011 Thomas Fogarty Skyline Riesling, Central Coast, California . This Riesling is from the Scheid Viento Vineyard located on the west side of Salinas Valley. The region has a micro-climate with moderate conditions and cool afternoons which are typically visited by howling winds. Evenings bring coastal fog which often linger until mid-morning. The […]

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