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Healdsburg, CA 95448
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This wine took Best of Class at the 2009 San Francisco Chronical International Wine Competition. Very nice!
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“King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...
History of the grape: Petite Syrah is often confused with its parent grape, Syrah, but it has been identified as a se...
The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...
Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...
The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...
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Traveled to Armenia last fall. Had an opportunity to visit several wineries with surprising results. The history of the region is fascinating and it's wine history goes back 6000 years. They have discovered the oldest winery (so far) in the world. That being said, this region is not know (yet) for producing quality wines. This is changing r... Read More
Ok, new year and time for a new topic of discussion. Just yesterday I opened this Pinot Noir from California that initially sounded promising. First - it was given to Sandra as a retirement gift so it was free. Second - a Pinot Noir bottled in St. Helena CA, so it has to be decent, right? and Third - a nice looking label. Well, this 2014 Me... Read More
I am a life long wine enthusiast with a preference for Bordeaux, particularly if consumed at maturity. I do enjoy wines from other parts of the world but find I like the ones that have a claret style best. I dislike CA/domestic fruit bombs that seem so prevalent and popular in the U S.My bias toward Bordeaux was probably set when a friend of mi... Read More
Getting back your roots is a matter of blending, according to a story this past by The Australian's Max Allen. “In our modern world we've become obsessed with single varietal wines, where each type of grape is kept separate from the others in the vineyard and the winery – planted on its own, picked on its own, fermented on its own, bottle on it... Read More
I like Bella, but not every one of their wines. They have a real cave, very cool, and some of the Zins are superlative.Talty, former winery of the year on Snooth, is worth a trip. Michael Talty and Clay Mauritson could not be more different in some ways, and their wines are also very different but excellent expressions of Zin. Clay seeks more... Read More
NG, that's Hillcrest in Oakland? Isn't that really in the Uplands neighborhood of Berkeley? We made an offer on a house on Uplands about a year or so ago, were totally outbid. Andy Samberg of Saturday Night Live grew up there, as did one of my best friends (actually on Uplands nearly at the top--his mom is a realtor who has sold or bought as t... Read More
While traveling through Napa Valley last month I noticed that all the Vineyards I visited had roses planted around their crops. They're planted and watched closely for any early signs of infestation on the land. They monitor the Roses closely and upon early signs of problems, protective measures are taken to make sure the grape vines receive a s... Read More
A few days ago I tasted a wine that aged in cement. I looked for more information on aging wine in cement but I didn't find much. If someone can tell me more about the process of aging wine in cement (and the benefits of doing so) then I would very much appreciate it.The wine was a Montecucco DOC. You can find my tasting notes for it here. http:... Read More
Hi everyone,I'm a newish lurker who jumped on a great fare to San Francisco from my little pocket of Missouri wine country near St. Louis in mid-August with the intent of visiting the Sonoma area as a solo traveler. I will be arriving early afternoon on a Thursday and staying until early Monday morning.As a solo female traveler and a red fan - ... Read More
Sadly I did Not. I had a busy weekend that involved wine, but sadly that was mostly inventorying, packing, and moving wine around the state of NY! Got about a dozen cases moved closer to home, so now I'm pretty well set for the next few months of drinking! Next bottle up looks like it might very well be 1987 Dunn Napa Valley. Funny how Dunn was ... Read More
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