Wine A Rita

(903)832-0467 2801 Richmond Road
Texarkana, TX 75503-2123
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  • Dave, Chardonnay has been the most impressive grape coming out of Santa Barbara (Sta. Rita Hills to be more precise), then Syrah from Santa Ynez. Pinot is somewhere down the list...the only couple I've liked have been from Whitcrafts Aubaine vineyard (unfortunately you need to be a club member to get it), and a wine from the Fiddlestix vineyard,... Read More

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  • Welcome to the Forum, PHound and thanks for the tip on Demetria--another one that I've never heard of.From where in S. Calif. are you starting?  Are you only spending a day in the wine country?  Unless you come back and advise me otherwise I'll assume that this is a one-day trip, and, so, you are somewhat limited in the geography you can check o... Read More

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  • I go to S. Calif every winter to visit family and drive up to Santa Barbara for a day to visit vineyards. We've now been to quite a few vineyards and among our favorites are Zaca Mesa, Koehler and Bridlewood.  But the stand-out vineyard was Demetria. You need a reservation to visit, but it's worth it. It's at the end of a long winding private ro... Read More

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  • Darren--'09 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, '11 Block 28 Zin and '11 Blocks 2 & 22 Zin.  You may or may not have seen OT's comment about the difficulty with '11 Zins from Napa Valley.  So, we'll see about these, but, probably, not for, at least, a few months.Well, last night we met nephew and his wife at a wine bar in Fullerton.  They are back f... Read More

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  • Back at the home front.Well, the Morroccan dinner last Thursday at Ojai Vineyards was a lot of fun.   We were the first to arrive and were able to engage Fabian and Bill in some fun conversation and enjoy a glass of Viognier--which was, happily, not as flowery as most Viogniers I have previously had--and an excellent "no sulfites added" Syrah fr... Read More

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  • A ridiculous number of trigger pullworthies in this new offering, many in their absolute drinking prime. Wish the shop was just down the street from me, rather than the ones that are. But then I'd have to live in NYC.  ;-(I love it when a guy drops 100 cases on a shop, just to 'make some space" in his cellar. Wonder what's going to be filling th... Read More

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  • PBoss, excellent write up! So glad you and the family had such a good time in my all time favorite wine area. Your experiences are right in line ours, especially the extra special treatment from Fred Scherrer and Dane and Rita at Raford. We haven't been to Dutcher's Crossing or Williams Selyem so now we have some new entries on the to do list.I'... Read More

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  • After graduating from medical school and before beginning indentured service as a resident physician, my wife and I decided we should make a trip out to California wine country and Yosemite. So, a week after moving to my new residency location, we pawned off the two year old on the grandparents and headed for the hills of California.We arrived i... Read More

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  • just got back from a biz trip to chile and my hosts sent me to Santa Rita vineyards outside Santiago expecting to find many entry level varietals w/o much charater or interest. i thought i'd find some tasty Carmenere at low prices which or course is available. i was surprised and embarassed not to have known the history of these great vineyards.... Read More

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  • We tried six wines at a free Whole Foods wine tasting event last night, and three were quite tasty so we bought one of each.  The tasting started with an El Perro Verde Rueda, which has Verdejo grapes from the Rueda plateau in north-central Spain.  I sensed grapefruit and other citrus flavors with this one and it's one of the three we selected. ... Read More

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