Modicum

220 LONG RANCH RD
SAINT HELENA, CA View map

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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...

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  • Well, it's half-time.Since I'd opened the Keenan Zin for Peggy's ... ... the tartness is just a modicum of blackberry fruit and very little tannin.  Very surprising from this winer Read More

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  • After much agony and discernment, I have chosen the official wine for my Super Bowl party this year. Over the 9 years I've hosted this event, it is probably the least exotic selection, not to mention least expensive.  Given the fact chili is the main dish (oh please, don't turn your nose. After all, we're American pigskin fans, not Bolsheviks), ... Read More

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  • Mark, Enjoyed your recounting your experience at the motel. My wife retired ... ... who treated her with a modicum of respect. Glad your courtesy was rewarded.Warning the following is a brief unauthorized aside.We are planning on having baked ham with glaze and fresh yams ( and an as yet unnamed sidedish ) for Christmas eve with my son who is... Read More

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  • Hi all,Thinking about getting down there after NYE, but will have well-behaved nine year old with us.  Are most of the wineries in Kenwood/ Glen ellen child friendly? Read More

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  • Heitz Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1978

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    Cork looked good in the bottle, but it broke with the corkscrew. In the glass ... are completely gone--with a modicum of berry fruit. Tart and hot on the back of the throat. I'm going to rate this as an OK wine, but it is past its prime. I paid US$21.70 for this at a Trader Joe's in 198 Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Often overlooked, and suffering still from its days in straw ... Increasingly, and with a modicum of outside influence, the wines of Chianti are finding their way; continuing to express the red fruits, herbs and leather that makes Sangiovese so appealing, while at the same time finding the balance and elegance the Sangiovese can offer in the ri... Read More

    From the article Chianti for Every Day


  • Fabre Montmayou Malbec Mendoza Gran Reserva 2009

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    What if the best malbecs from Mendoza were actually made in Bordeaux, perhaps ... ... direct, refined, with a modicum of sweetness, perhaps a little extra tannin, but overall very elegant. Smooth notes of dark plum and perfectly delicate and subtle overall, except for that touch of tannin, which will hopefully sort itself out with aging. From... Read More

    Wine review by Argovino


  • Zinfandel, it’s no secret that I’ve carried on a long and intimate ... ... affording a certain modicum of age-worthiness, and pairing well with a broad and diverse range of dishes. Well, let’s say you’re almost always there for me. For years, in fact, Zinfandel and I had a bit of a falling out. When alcohols reach higher than 16 percent, thin... Read More

    From the article California Zinfandel: A Lesson in Vintage and Regional Success


  • Cantemerle Haut Medoc Red Blend 2008

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    Oaky on the nose with toasty wood spice over a shallow and lean core of ... in ... ... in the mouth, showing a modicum of mineral flavors and a hint of cherry fruit but this is short, charmless and already drying out. 78p Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Le Baron Ranch School Car Petite Syrah 2006

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    Boysenberry, Blueberry, chocolate and some extracted jammy flavors with with a modicum of acidity for balance. Easy drinking and pleasant mouthfeel without much tannins. Not a very long finish but inital flavors are rich, sweet and appealing. Read More

    Wine review by steveca


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