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Okay, we're counting down to the end of the year. With three drinking weeks left, start nominating your wines of the year. And, if you like, nominate a wine experience of the year. I'm going to have to think about the WOTY for a while, and I'll update this OP as things occur to me, but I'm going to say it wasn't a year full of head turning win... Read More
Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is an event filled with terrific wine and food from Sonoma County -- for a cause. Over two hundred wineries and sixty local chefs come together to raise funds for local non-profits in the environment, health, and literacy fields. Top chefs and winemakers band together to create a gustatory tour of what Sonoma County h... Read More
I typically shy away from Pinot Noir, preferring more full bodied, dark & dense varieties.But I have had a couple Pinot's that knocked my socks off. In each case, these were made New World style with very concentrated extraction resulting in a fruity palette and dense mouth feel. But I don't recall what wines/vintages were like this.Would love t... Read More
I have been lurking for the past few months but have decided to be a contributor in 2015. My interest is in California Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa, Sonoma and Paso Robles-Blends), Washington Cab Sav & Merlot and some daily drinkers from Chile and Argentina. I have visited Napa, Sonoma and Paso a few times in the past 5 years but look forward to co... Read More
Marques de Murrieta went the way of royalty to kick off their new era. Royal Majesty Don Juan Carlos, former king of Spain, inaugurated this past month the winery's newly renovated spaces – tasting rooms, function rooms, a museum and the crown jewel of the estate, a rebuilt castle with 19th-century cellars called Castillo Ygay. Juan Carlos' pres... Read More
Hey everyone, what are some of your favorite 'everyday' or M-F types of wines to accompany a regular dinner? I personally have enjoyed the Montoya Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa, and I usually pick it up from Total Wines out here in Virginia. This is one of those fruit-forward cabs that isn't too complex for me to appreciate, and it usually cost... Read More
Foxall came up yesterday and we visited with Mike Smith. Mike emailed me the night before asking me to come by early as they were racking and blending some '13 Sauv Blanc. Needless to say I got a taste of a freshly blended SB for a private label of one of his growers in Napa.After the Foxall posse arrived Mike poured2012 Ancillary Cellars Suncha... Read More
Blind tasting is the great equalizer. When you taste wines blind, you learn what you actually think of a wine, as opposed to what you expect to think. With this in mind, I assembled a set of eight wines to taste blind with one of my regular tasting groups. Having tasted some of the wines previously, I was going in with a bit of a stacked deck. I... Read More
There hasn't been one of these threads here in quite some time so I thought I'd start it up again. Weather is warm here so I popped a Rosé.What are you drinking? Read More
What are people planning to open for New Year's celebrations? Anything special in your cellar that you are planning to open and share with friends? Or, keep all for yourself?! Read More
Apr 20, 2010 at 8:10am
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