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Wine Review: 2011 Planeta La Segreta Bianco IGT Sicilia

Wine Review: 2011 Planeta La Segreta Bianco IGT Sicilia This Planeta La Segreta white blend made primarily of Grecancio with a good dose of Chardonnay and a splash of Fiano and Viognier. (more…)

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2005 George Wyndham Shiraz

2005 George Wyndham Shiraz, Founder’s Reserve, South Australia George Wyndham became the father of Australian Shiraz when he planted the country’s first commercial Shiraz vineyard in 1830. Thirty years later, he began expanding production to 11,000 gallons of wine per year while continuing to increase vineyard plantings. Although he passed in 1870, Shiraz remains the signature […]

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2012 Brancott Sauvignon Blanc

2012 Brancott Marlborough New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc If you enjoy bright and lively white wines, you will love this Sauvignon blanc from New Zealand. The region of Marlborough makes exceptional whites that produce fruit-driven, beautifully flavored and complex wines. (more…)

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Wine Review: 2010 Gerard Bertrand Cremant de Limoux Brut Languedoc-Roussillon France

Limoux has a long history for making fizzy wines, which dates back to 1531. The appellation sits high in the valley of Aude near the Pyreneese Mountains, planted to 4,300 acres and home to 41 unique communes with some of the oldest Chardonnay vines in the south of France. The vineyards are much higher in […]

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Wine Review: 2010 Domaine du Tariquet Chardonnay

Wine Review: 2010 Domaine du Tariquet Chardonnay, Cotes de Gascogne, France There is a lot going on in this bottle of Domaine du Tariquet Chardonnay from Gascogne. It possesses qualities that represent the essence of the word terroir. Complex and unique there are not a lot of Chardonnay’s out there that exhibit this amount of style. […]

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Wine Review: 2010 Saladini Pilastri Rosso Sangiovese

Wine Review: 2010 Saladini Pilastri Rosso Sangiovese, Italy This is an Italian winery that has embraced new world wine making techniques and I have to say “Lord have mercy halleluiah!” The 2010 Saladini Pilastri Rosso Sangiovese blend is 80% Sangiovese and 20% Montepulciano. This winery has delivered where so many have tried and failed. (more…)

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