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(707)226-7671 1215 Silverado Trl
Napa, CA 94559-2003
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  • Several 2012 Pinot Noirs from Russian River, SLH, and SRH definitely have Pinot / Red Burgundy notes and texture; body. ***** It appears to come from the oenologist, wine maker and Vineyard. (research)Southern California has many PN's bottlings that "wont break your bank$$ 35-50 USD. " I am also a buyer of PN So Cal.  A few Pommard Clone rookies... Read More

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  • Greg, don't even read this!Yesterday I hosted a pinot noir event.  It was a blind tasting of three BC and one California.  Talk about getting out of the box.  For me this is tantamount to cross-dressing.  It started because Chester introduced me to the Kettle Valley "Hayman" reserve Pinot last year.  I really liked it, so when I found one (83 ca... Read More

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  • Today I received the e-mail solicitation from Under the Wire.  I was in the second mailing.  So, the wine I really wanted was "Sold Out" before I even opened the e-mail.  I did get something, though:2 X 2012 Broussard Vineyard Sparkling Chardonnay Wishlisted 2 X 2012 Alder Springs Sparkling ChardonnayI have posted several times on this board tha... Read More

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  • Yes, Jon, I am envious.  I have the Quivet, but I have no Carters.Wow, Al, you didn't even wait for the end of the month.  Naughty boy.I can't find the post right now, but recently RBA reported a visit to Total Wines where he used a coupon to buy some wine.  The bottle that caught my eye, of course, was the 2012 Ridge Lytton Springs.  I've been ... Read More

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  • Micking, welcome.  What Emark said is correct in summing up everyone here. As to the wine you cannot find that was a fave of yours in Singapore, there are quite a few possibilities.  Some wines are snapped up in certain markets and never make it elsewhere.  Some wines are actually made for those markets under particular labels or for a distribut... Read More

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  • Sandrone is modernist, so it's interesting to see what's happening to ... Only Cal and Ital, and the Cal wines include Mauritson Cab and Hendry Primitivo, so props for that.  But the crown jewels are some properly aged Italian wines, including Barolo from 1989, 2001, and 2004.  The 2001 is a Cicala from Aldo Conterno, and goes for $325.  Ouch!... Read More

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  • My name is Michael King--micking--and I've just joined.  I call myself a 'wine snot' because I know what I like and know something about wines but still have quite a bit to learn.  Unhappily, I had a stroke several years ago which stopped me from enjoying red wines.  So, I now have to stick with whites.  I'm rather fond of French wines but also ... Read More

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  • The Old World is more willing to jump on the low calorie bandwagon, while New ... New ... most friendly low-cal wine drinkers.  “The reaction of U.S. consumers is in contrast to Europe, where these wines are taking root,” Pannett wrote. The story said part of the reason why the low-cal wines do well in Europe is because there are “favorable t... Read More

    From the article Europeans Love Their Low Cal Wine, Americans Say "No Thank You"

  • Had the pleasure to taste with GregT in San Diego yesterday evening. I had the idea to pair up Greg and a friend from the Netherlands who was in San Diego for a convention, due to their interest in Tokaj, and it seemed to work well, everyone having a good time.Lessons Learned: Harslevelu is good stuff, and probably my new favorite white wine gra... Read More

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  • WB has a thread on this, why not us?Cracked my first one over the weekend, a Giorgio Pelissero Barbaresco Nubiola. While Pelissero has a couple more highly esteemed Barbaresco (Tulin, of which I have a few, and Venotu, of which I hope to get some), I enjoyed this wine, and picked the right time to open it as it was accessible enough for the casu... Read More

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