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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...

  • Zinfandel

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

  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

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

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  • I don't think I'd waste any wine on such a miserable event as what's in store later today.  In fact, my dignity is going to remain intact because I won't waste one second of my life witnessing it.  However, as it's my Thanksgiving weekend, I will be having some good wine. Read More

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  • You guys know that I'm always one to push the limits.  In fact, I like to grab life by the pu##y.....er....let me rephrase that....I like to enjoy pairing wine with politics and things of this nature.  Anyone who knows me might not realize I am better with wine/event pairings than with wine/food pairings.  So, with that being said, I need to pai... Read More

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  • If you want to have a great time this Monday Night while hosting a USA Presidential Debate Party        I suggest a "Hey Bob"/Bob Newhart style venue: Drink up.Suggested phrases: "Un-Fit" and/or "Failed" ; Create your own.. It's Super Fun and Exciting..(sarcasm)--  Rules: Anytime the Moderator or Candidates say "Un-fit" or "Failed" you MUST Drink.  Read More

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  • This one is from a Costco run.  To me, the blend is hilarious:  40% ... name for Tempranillo.  (Dare I guess that it translates to something like "grape from Aragon?")  It looks like Alicante Bouschet was hybridized in France in the mid 1800s, but, these days, less and less of that is grown there. However, apparently, it is widely planted in t... Read More

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  • Frogs Leap Chardonnay Napa Valley 2009


    I was blown away by this wine. It may be that others score higher or lower, but I dare say that everyone will agree it's different - oh say pinot grigio different. Rick was the first to say so - I cautiously waited, but except for the lemongrass throughout and small creamy notes on the nose this is totally PG. A golden hay liquid with green melo... Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951

  • A truly epic day there...thanks for sharing Mike's thoughts on the Roumier. ... For top class red burg, I dare say  he's right. Roumier is a master, and there is some good 1er juice from Les Fuees going in to that village Chambolle, but more experienced collectors remember a day when it wasn't nearly as expensive. Of course, real estate was pre... Read More

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  • I read about Jill's tumble, give her my best.  Did Jack ever get his crown fixed? Dare I say your palate shift is beginning? Prisoner is more like a manufactured wine these days. Dave Phinney always made it big and bold but the new winemaking team is making it pedestrian. Read More

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  • GregT and I totally agree on something again!  Daniel Craig has a purpose, ... droll and British. I dare say Fleming did not get laid as much as Bond.  No non-fictive human ever could.&nbs Read More

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  • Spinning this discussion out from another thread.To start with, here is a report, with queries, from one of our regulars: Reply by EMark, 2 hours ago.OK, here's an everything-but-the-kitchen sink wine:Get a load of this (from the back label)76% Cabernet Sauvignon8% Syrah5% Petit Verdot3% Cabernet Franc3% Malbec3% Merlot2% Petite SirahAlso, the f... Read More

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  • DM, your description of the the malady that has hit your office sounds exactly ...  Mid-palate earthiness--dare I say "Rutherford Dust?"  Tannin is almost fully resolved.  Not the biggest CS I've ever had, but that is not a bad thing.  I'm a happy campe Read More

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