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|Winery:||Winking Owl Vineyards|
|Region:||USA » California » Los Angeles County|
sweet berry on the nose, red licorice with spiciness and a soft oak on the tongue. I liked it! Not bad for Aldi's!
|Winery:||Tin Barn Vineyards|
|Region:||USA » California » Napa/Sonoma Counties » Los Carneros|
Floral and balsamic on the nose with an unusual blend of green herb and new oak that creates the impression of mintiness on the nose. The fruit here is rather subtle with honeydew melon and creamy apple aromas. Almost sweet on entry with green apple ac...
- Avg. Price $39.99
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“With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...
British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...
The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...
“King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...
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The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...
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OK, I have another entry for Al's category. This is another low-dollar Costco wine. I violated two of my wine buying rules when I was sucked into this one. Avoid Zinfandels that are not from anywhere in Sonoma County. This is a rule that has held me in good stead. Occasionally, I find an exception, but, believe me, the operative word there i... Read More
Subtle flavors of black cherry, mixed berries and a hint of vanilla. Pairs well with steak, pork and pasta//ALDI Read More
some "previously frozen" Alaskan cod I went to Vons and ... Around here (eastern Los Angeles County) where the Asian population is the ethnic majority, there are Supermarkets and fish mongers who sell live fish. Those, I know, are not frozen. Anything else, even the whole fish, I just assume have been frozen.I have purchased fish from Whol... Read More
Robotic, glad you've stopped lurking and stepped out into the light! And isn't that SoCal light in the background to your Enkidu? You've moved up in the world, if that's the case. NYC is acceptable for Disneyland-for-adults leisure visits, or business essentials.It is indeed Los Angeles light (or technically one of the other little cities in and... Read More
Southern California, Al, specifically, eastern Los Angeles County.As much as I respect and typically agree with our most informed participants, I am going to buck GregT a bit and offer a defense of wine clubs. Now, my comments are restricted to winery clubs that offer only their wines. I have no interest in things like wine.com that want to se... Read More
v v, 3 or 4 times a year my brother-in-law goes on fishing trips to Baja ... ... from where I live in eastern Los Angeles County. The nearest Total Wine store actually has a "Mexico" section. I have seen (and, actually, bought) L.A. Cetto wines there. Interestingly, the back label on the Total Wine ones are in English.It is winter, today, i... Read More
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: our origins and future in a single glance I am going to create a winery in Los Angeles, on the banks of the Los Angeles river, on the edge of what was once the greatest grape growing region in the whole country. I aim to have this winery up and running by harvest 2015. I have made great progress already and will devote much ... Read More
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I stumbled onto this article in the Los Angeles Times about a restaurant in Santa Monica that offers wines from casks. In reading the article it sounds like their wine lists gives a general description of the available wines--e.g., "2009 Cabernet from Chalk Hill in Sonoma County"--and the diner can order a glass, a half-carafe or a full carafe.... Read More
Back at ya, Kim.Thank you for the excellent list. The good news is that I live in a large metropolitan area. So, it is possible that I might be able to find some of the labels that you have suggested. As it turns out, you caught me in a mistatement. (I'm old. I forget.) I have had another South African wine, and it was a Pinotage from Neil ... Read More
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