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The Thornhill’s in Mendocino Introduce the Moniker for Luxury Wine

Back in the eighties there were only a few value wines that I considered my go-to choices. Especially when I wanted to show someone you did not have to shell out a twenty for a bottle of good California wine. Parducci, McDowell, Guenoc and Concannon were the labels I usually chose.  Keep in mind this […]

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Donnafugata Mille e Una Notte Contessa

Wine Review: 2008 Donnafugata Mille e Una Notte Contessa Entellina, Sicily, Italy I’ve tasted my share of Sicilian Nero d’Avola wines, so trust me when I say the 2008 Donnafugata Mille e Una Notte Contessa is probably the best example I‘ve had—ever! Many critics compare this grape to Syrah, but this particular example is like no […]

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Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Review: 2006 Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California The Chateau Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is layered with a nice balance of red and black fruits complimented by underlying flavors of chocolate, tobacco, menthol and herbs. The finish is lingering, soft and dusty. This Cabernet needs some more time in bottle. If you […]

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Hourglass Blueline Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 Hourglass Blueline Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California The 2012 Hourglass Blueline Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with a smidgeon (9%) of Petit Verdot. Upon opening, you’ll be blown away by its intoxicating aromas that entice you to come back again and again for another sniff. It pulls you in to taste […]

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Galerie Sauvignon Blanc

Wine Review: 2013 Galerie Equitem Sauvignon Blanc, Knights Valley, Sonoma County, California and the 2013 Galerie Naissance Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, California Galerie is a collection of wines, crafted through the artistic and scientific sentiments of Winemaker Díaz Muñoz. Her collection consists of four wines—two Sauvignon blancs and two Cabernet Sauvignons that express two regions—Napa […]

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Gundlach-Bundschu Chardonnay

Wine Review: 2012 Gundlach-Bundschu Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, California If you are a Gun-Bun fan and love austere whites, you’ll love the 2012 Gundlach-Bundschu Chardonnay. Green apple and lime take center stage with a tinge of honey and mineral that plays softly through the finish.  (more…)

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