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Cornerstone Howell Mountain Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
 

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 […]

Video: Wines of Beaujolais

07 November 2014

Video: Wines of Beaujolais Explore the region of Beaujolais, and see the stunning range of reds produced from a single grape, gamay. Beaujolais Nouveau may have captured the world’s attention, but you haven’t fully experienced this region’s bounty until you’ve sampled the treasures of the Cru Beaujolais. This is a video published by Jim Fitzpatrick, […]

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2009 Elena Walch Castel Ringberg Lagrein

05 November 2014

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

03 November 2014

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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2012 Cornerstone Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

01 November 2014

Wine Review: 2012 Cornerstone Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc The Cornerstone is a thinking man’s Sauvignon blanc with undertones of lemon-lime citrus and tangerine that is fun and zesty with a good amount of acidity that carries through to the finish.  Fresh and lively, you’ll enjoy this libation with any shellfish dish, oysters or chicken. We […]

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Video: White Wines of Burgundy

30 October 2014

Chardonnay is the white grape of Burgundy and this moderate growing region of France is where you find some of it’s greatest expressions. Names like Montrachet, Chablis and Pouilly-Fuissé. This is the region where the chardonnay grape developed and today it’s made in a range of styles. From bone-dry wines with minerality and acidity to […]

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2009 Donnafugata Sicilla Rosso Tancredi

28 October 2014

Wine Review: 2009 Donnafugata Sicilla Rosso Tancredi Tancredi from Donnafugata is an unusual blend of three grapes—Cabernet Sauvignon, Nero d’Avola and Tannat. This trio grown in Sicily provides a woven netlike body that ebbs and flows exhibiting a spirit (existential not alcoholic) indicative to the island of Sicily. If you get nostalgic for the old […]

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