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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

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  • Bella Vineyards & Wine Caves Zinfandel Big River Ranch 2010


    This is spicy on the nose with perfumed oak tones and lovely nuanced toasted cumin and coriander accent to the core of dark, oily fruit. In the mouth this is surprisingly supple and slinky, and rich with a core of wild cherry and plummy fruit that remains very tight and almost chewy, dense but not weighty. This gives the impression of being a li... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Bella Zinfandel Maple Vineyard Dcv 2010


    A bit tight on the firm nose that shows a dry earthy edge to the sweet cherry and raspberry fruit. This shows off power and elegance in the mouth, decidedly red fruited with nice herbal freshness. The tannins are small, a little angular and balanced by decent acids supporting a somewhat dense and full midpalate. The firm finish turns richly blac... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Bella Zinfandel Hills and Benches Dcv 2011


    Candied dark fruit thats a bit leathery and coffee toned greets the nose along with a nice oak note, nutty, cafe au lait, and gingery spiced. Big yet bright in the mouth with super fruit here, glassy and firm, hard candy like cherry and blackberry flavored with some cracked pepper spice and a little licorice accent note. The tannins are very wel... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Fox, thaks for info!We visited Talty last time out and got to spend an hour or ... us.We haven't been to Bella, Preston or Yoakim Bridge but I see that they each have tasting rooms and Bella and Preston are open during the week so if we have an extra hour at the end of the day we'll see what we can squeeze in.  Bella has been on my "to get to ... Read More

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  • Okay, since you have been to Mauritson, I'm going to leave that off my list ... should visit the following:Bella--awesome cave cut into the side of the mountain, a new chef in the tasting room who has a Michelin star in his background, and really good Zins; at least one SVD will grab your attention.Preston--I went there when I didn't even want ... Read More

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  • We're heading back to (my favorite wine region) Russian River the first weekend in October and are looking for advice on what to do and what to expect.  We've been to RRV several times but only during the off season.  Is there anything special we should do at this time of year, and conversely, is there anything we should avoid? Read More

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  • Two Hands Direct Shiraz Bella S Garden Barossa Vly 2005


    Inky, dark red-black. Clear and brilliant. Big, intense nose of dark fruits and berries. A bit of oak, vanilla and toasty spice. Sweet blueberries and a hint of anise. A very slight whiff of dill that blew off after a few minutes. Loads of dark fruit accompanied by some spice and cedar notes. Medium to medium long finish with black licorice on t... Read More

    Wine review by anchca

  •  We had a plan, get in early, get out early. It seems like a lot of people ... What a joy to drink.Next was Bella where I tasted two wines but could not say which two they were. Was I getting tipsy? I remembered them being big brutes with big fruit, lots of spice but lots of fruit.We made a point of stopping at Mutt Lynch because they are dog l... Read More

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  • I'll be at Taste of Sonoma on Saturday at MacMurray Ranch. Napagirl, you've been quiet on this event. Are you staying home this year? This is the event of the year around here. Over 200 wineries pouring 700+ wines paired with food from over 60 chefs from the best restaurants in the County.Wine served under huge tents labeled by appellation, RRV,... Read More

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  • Ruby Hill Bella Gemma 2010


    This dark, sweet, fortified Port-like wine is a classic; rich, highly extracted and long finish. Very nice plum and spice. Heavy tannin but is balanced by the RS. Lots of sediment for such a young wine--odd. Not quite as nice as their 2009. A bit awkward. My rating -- 87. Read More

    Wine review by Zuiko

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