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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Tannat

    History of the grape: Tannat has been growing in southwest France for many centuries. The grape has the distinction o...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • The peninsula is one thing, but Sunnyvale and San Jose down in its armpit are something else.  ;-(Prices in Sunnyvale skyrocketed in the '90s. Mediocre tract houses that were low six figures in the early '80s reached seven figures only a decade later. Unfortunately, Greg, you're looking not only at one of the most attractive places to live in th... Read More

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  • It's a bit of a schlep from Carmel/Monterey up to Ridge and Mt. Eden. ... ... problem find lodging in the San Jose/Silicon Valley area.  (The dumpiest place I ever stayd in my life was in a motel in San Jose.  I was there for a conference, and just about every room in the city was booked.)  May be different, now.  I like the Santa Cruz idea. T... Read More

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  • So I am having no problems with Super Big Al's pictures displaying on my ... my ... in the hills outside San Jose. That was actually California's first real wine country and the conditions are still good, but the land prices have emptied the vineyards. The Healdsburg address is a visitor's center and tasting room; who knows where the grapes c... Read More

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  • Thank´s Emark I will follow your suggestion,in the meantime I am trying ... to the States very soon,to San Jose,C Read More

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  • I used to live in San Jose Ca. but never had the chance to visit the Land that my Great,great great great Grandfather Jose María Soberanes(member of the Portola Expedition)who discoverd The San Francisco Bay,once owned. This is CASA SOBERANES at down town,Monterey Ca. Read More

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  • It's Fremont, and it's near the Mission San Jose school district, so there are probably some Chinese families here, definitely some Vietnamese as well, but the biggest Asian population here is probably Indian, so it's a big mystery.  What's really strange is that it looks like it was made for the Portugese buyer-- the little emblem that says "Be... Read More

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  • I'm headed out west on my first trip of the year. First stop is three days ... the best dining options in San Jose and Santa Cruz. No need to fancy, just someone doing something awesome or unusual with great ingredients.Then it's on to SF for a party with Kettle Chips and some fun beer and booze pairings that, lucky for me, leads right into ZA... Read More

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  • Viento Sur Reserva Tannat 2009


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    Wine review by alanb1108

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  • Another interesting recent read, from a column by Laurie Daniel in the San Jose Mercury News.Reporting on some interesting market research, speculation on why tannins are so rounded and acid so lacking in reds these days, as well as an observation that America must finally be developing a wine culture of its own, "And that's a good thing."Any op... Read More

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