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Cornerstone Howell Mountain Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Review: 2011 Cornerstone Howell Mountain Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon The team at Cornerstone delivered in a big way on this wine, especially since so many critics claimed, “look past the 2011 vintage.”  As I have always stated, inevitably, talented vintners that work with fruit grown in superb conditions will make stellar wines in questionable […]

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Prats & Symington Quinta de Roriz Prazo de Roriz

Wine Review: 2011 Prats & Symington Quinta de Roriz Prazo de Roriz, Douro, Portugal A bootylicious kind of sip!  It’s a big f*cking deal, rock yur world kind of wine that’s wicked pissar. I mean that with the utmost respect Rupert and Charles Symington and u’s know I would never diss ya’ll! Enobytes has mad […]

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2010 McKinley Springs Malbec

Wine Review: 2010 McKinley Springs Malbec, Horse Heaven Hills, Washington The 2010 McKinley Springs Malbec relied heavily on the best quality, well grown, high pedigree Horse Heaven Hills fruit obtained during the challenging 2010 vintage. Thanks to grower Rob Andrews winemaker Doug Rowell at McKinley Springs shows he has the skills to pay the bills […]

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Taplin Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Review: 2009 Taplin Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Terra 9, St. Helana AVA, Napa Valley, California Although the Taplin Cellars label is not a household name in wine enthusiast’s homes yet, the Taplin family has been farming wine grapes in Napa Valley since 1871.  There are three Taplin siblings and they grow 28 acres of Napa […]

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2009 Elena Walch Castel Ringberg Lagrein

Wine Review: Elena Walch Castel Ringberg Lagrein Alto Adige Riserva, Italy Wines from the Alto Adige region in Italy often bring tasting opportunities that are unique in so many ways. No other wines represent that statement better than the wines from Elena Walch. This 2009 Lagrein brings dark brooding joy as the aromas rev up […]

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2011 McCay Faith Lot 13 Zinfandel

Wine Review: 2011 McCay Faith Lot 13 Zinfandel, Lodi, California Sophisticated and elegant and with a vivid sense of place, this is a wine that captures everything you expect from a Lodi Zinfandel. The grapes for this wine are harvested from vines that will be 100 years old next year.  (more…)

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