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Stylish and restrained: 2012 WindRacer Pinot Noir

2012 WindRacer Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, California Wind Racer gets its name from an antique weather vane reclaimed in Kentucky as the namesake for a winery project partnership between Barbara Banke and Peggy Furth. (more…)

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Tony Rynders walking the Tightrope: Tendril Pinot Noir

Wine Review: 2011 Tendril TightRope Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon Tony Rynders with all his current endeavors might be stretched a little thin, however he is still walking the Tightrope pretty well if this wine is any indication of his efforts overall. (more…)

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Soft and Nimble: Archery Summit Pinot Noir

2013 Archery Summit Pinot Noir Red Hills Estate, Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon This is another one of the prestigious wineries that has been acquired by the Crimson Wine Group and this 2013 Red Hills Estate Pinot noir is the first year of releases from winemaker Chris Mazepink.  (more…)

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A Straight Up Legit Juice: Champ de Reves Pinot Noir

A Straight Up Legit Juice: 2012 Champ de Reves Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, California The 2012 Champ de Reves Pinot noir is true to the region and varietal without any distractions or flaws. Straight up legit generous juice everybody can get down with s’aight. (more…)

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Another Great Russian River Pinot: Gary Farrell

2013 Gary Farrell Pinot Noir “Russian River Selection” Russian River Valley, California Starting off a bit tight and taught, give the Gary Farrell Pinot noir a little extra breathing time if you consume it prior to 2017.  Floral, red and black fruit with a hint of anise in the background are the aromas this wine […]

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Enobytes Proudly Promotes the Pioneering Ponzi Family

Enobytes Proudly Promotes the Pioneering Ponzi Family The Ponzi’s are Willamette Valley winemaking pioneers. They also made the first Oregon wine I ever drank. Back in 1986, which seems to have been a lifetime ago, I lived in Manhattan above the Engine Company 15 firehouse on Henry Street in SoHo. (more…)

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