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Reviewing some of Wine Enthusiast’s top 100 Best Buys for 2017

The list is out in the latest edition of Wine Enthusiast magazine’s top 100 Best Buys for 2017.  Many of these wines are available locally, and many are on your neighborhood grocer’s shelves.  I chose to look at the grocer’s liquor department for some of these wines.  I found six, and picked up one of … Continue reading »

Categories: blends, Cabernet Sauvignon, California, Lodi, merlot, Napa Valley, Pinot Noir, Sonoma County, syrah shiraz, Uncategorized, Washington, zinfandel | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment

Concannon 2010 Crimson and Clover – red blend

Posted on August 21, 2015 by tcbrown: I went bargain hunting and found a nice one.  Concannon can surprise me once in a while with a good wine at a bargain price.  The 2010 Crimson and Clover caught my eye as it was in a discount cart for $8.00!  For half the regular retail price, … Continue reading »

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The Spanish transformation – two from Iberia to enjoy

Not much has inspired me in the wine world lately, but two Spanish offerings have stood apart from the pack:  the 2007 Clos Erasmus Priorat Laurel and the 2011 Southern Belle Jumilla from Chris Ringland.  The former has been in my cellar for a few years while the latter was an unexpected surprise. I first … Continue reading »

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