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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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Wine Review: 2012 Vinho Verde Adega Ponte de Lima Adamado

Repeatedly I have tried to enjoy these Vinho Verde wines from Portugal enough to get behind and promote them. The green taught flavors combined with the lithe body and low alcohol expressed in most Vinho Verde just never did it for me. The Vinho Verde Adega Ponte de Lima Adamado has enough alcohol creating a […]

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Wine Review: 2011 Planeta La Segreta Bianco IGT Sicilia

This is a white blend made primarily of Grecancio with a good dose of Chardonnay and a splash of Fiano and Viognier. The Grecancio is widely grown in the Soave region and usually makes for a great food pairing wine. The 2011 Planeta La Segreta is light and fresh, mildly acidic with good apple flavors […]

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Wine Review: 2011 Salomon Reserve Riesling

2011 Salomon Undhof Steiner Kögl Kremstal DAC Reserve Riesling This wine has a lot going on and it is evident the crystalline shist soil and southern facing vineyards where this wine originates reflects what is in the bottle. The 50-year old vines planted in the rocky soils of the historic town of Stein sits in […]

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2011 Poggiotando Toscana IGT Vermentino

This Italian white wine is quite refreshing. If Vermentino is not a varietal that regularly appears on your table it should be. The aromas express an elegantly floral characteristic that combines acacia with crisp green pine. The flavors showcase lemon, ripe sweet apricot, subtle mango and a hint of papaya. The bright acidity balances the […]

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