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Tagged With: California

Folie à Deux Dry Creek Zinfandel, 2013

Summertime and the living is easy… especially when you find a great inexpensive wine.  Deck time to me usually involves grilling up various meats and veggies, lounging on the deck, and sipping a vino.  One often looks to chilled whites and rosés during the warm temps, but I often look for bold reds.  Zinfandel is … Continue reading »

Categories: California, Reds, Region, Sonoma County, Variatal, zinfandel | Tags: , , | Leave a comment

Napa and Sonoma Counties, 2016 – The Best Experiences

When you visit any areas producing wine, the things you remember most are not necessarily the WINE.  The experiences enjoyed while visiting wineries, looking at the wonderful scenery, and taking in the local cuisine, remain in your fond memories for years.  This year, we planned well enough ahead to get some great private tastings and … Continue reading »

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Belle Glos Clark and Telephone Pinot Noir, 2012

A few years ago Belle Glos entered my radar with a bullet.  The two vineyards I’ve tried (Dairyman and Clark/Telephone) are both outstanding examples of moderately-priced Pinots.  This is NOT a lightweight.  If you’re into Burgundian styles, this isn’t what you’re after.  If Pinot wanted to adorn the strength of a Cab or display the … Continue reading »

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Alban Vineyards Edna Valley Viognier 2005

Originally posted Janurary 25, 2014:   In my never-ending quest for interesting not-chardonnay white wines, viognier is usually a top contender.  One usually associates viognier with the Rhone, but some American vintners take it on in stride.  Alban is one of those vineyards who champion the great white hope, viognier!  Recently one of my local … Continue reading »

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