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    Date Night Wines ~ Cornerstone Cellars Rosé of Syrah and Cabernet Franc

    Whether you are in the throes of a new love, are just married and in the “honeymoon” phase, have children together and are often frazzled, or have been happily married for many years,  it’s important to have that thing called “date night“.  This is one evening when the two of...

    8 readers - By Grape Experiences

    Ghost Pines 2011 Red Blend

    I received this as a Christmas gift in 2013 (yeah I know – what took me so long?) and has a delectable blend of Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Sirah, Merlot & Sangiovese grape varietals from Sonoma County (56%), Joaquin County (23%) and...

    7 readers - By The Wit Is Out

      Il Fauno Di Arcanum, IGT, Toscana, Italy, 2008, 14% abv

      winellama - - 5 readers - Oh happy day – a Supertuscan wine from the Castelnuovo Beradenga region of Chianti Classico that has been declassified to IGT status because it’s a blend of 62 Merlot, 23 Cab Sauvignon, 8 Cab Franc, 6 Sangiovese and 1% Petit V...

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      Grant Burge GB11 Rosé 2013, South Australia

      …No, 11 isn’t the vintage – this range includes GB 15 Pinot Grigio, GB56 Shiraz and so on… Grant Burge GB11 Rosé 2013, South Australia (£8.99 Nidderdale Fine Wines, The Wine Shop, www.thedrinkshop.com, Cheers Wine Merchants, Famous Wines) Quite deep in colour and I was expecting something rather sweet and blobby from the slightly medicinal…

      4 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

      Il Fauno Di Arcanum, IGT, Toscana, Italy, 2008, 14% abv

      … Oh happy day – a Supertuscan wine from the Castelnuovo Beradenga region of Chianti Classico that has been declassified to IGT status because it’s a blend of 62 Merlot, 23 Cab Sauvignon, 8 Cab Franc, 6 Sangiovese and 1% Petit Verdot. This wine is clear and bright, deep ruby with legs.  The nose is clean and youthful with medium plus intensity…

      5 readers - By winellama

      Tess and Barb – Episode #306

      … In this episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark reviews wine he purchased via Underground Cellar. Underground Cellar is an online wine service that offers deals with a time limit. The deal is one price that is equivalent to the least expensive wine in the deal with the chance of scoring an upgrade to a higher priced wine. Wines reviewed are the Non…

      3 readers - By Video Wine Reviews and Education - 1337 Wine

      Ghost Pines 2011 Red Blend

      … I received this as a Christmas gift in 2013 (yeah I know – what took me so long?) and has a delectable blend of Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Sirah, Merlot & Sangiovese grape varietals from Sonoma County (56%), Joaquin County (23%) and Napa County (21%) which yielded a deep garnet color with an alcohol…

      7 readers - By The Wit Is Out

      Date Night Wines ~ Cornerstone Cellars Rosé of Syrah and Cabernet Franc

      … Whether you are in the throes of a new love, are just married and in the “honeymoon” phase, have children together and are often frazzled, or have been happily married for many years,  it’s important to have that thing called “date night“.  This is one evening when the two of you can be alone, reflect upon the good and not so good events…

      8 readers - By Grape Experiences

      Don’t Miss Chateau St. Michelle’s Summer Concert Series

      … with Chateau Ste. Michelle’s 2010 Artist Series Meritage, a layered rich blend of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 5% Cab Franc and 3% Malbec. There are many more concerts to come this summer. While some concerts are already sold out, you can still find tickets for many performances. July 16: Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band July 17…

      3 readers - By Write for Wine

      Franciscan Estate

      … Since 1975, Franciscan Estate has produced wine in the Napa Valley, where Cabernet Sauvignon is king. So we were delighted to receive samples of 2011 Franciscan Estate Cab and Merlot to taste. 2011 Franciscan Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Although 2011 was a challenging, cool growing season, the Franciscan Napa Valley Cabernet…

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      Abancay Mascara del Sol 2010 Crianza

      … Abancay Mascara del Sol 2010 Crianza Spain This is a Spanish wine blend of 70% tempranillo and 30% merlot. The nose offers up mild alcohol heat with prune, vanilla, and clove notes. It tastes strong, both in alcohol and in its flavors being bottled up tightly together, so I’d recommend letting it breathe. Clove and tamarind stick out…

      By Rebecca Gomez Farrell

      Opus One: The Evolution of an Icon Pt. 2

      … Rick Bakas When I told some friends I was going to visit Opus One on my birthday they scoffed. “Ooooh, GOD! They are sooo pretentious there!” they said. “Don’t forget to kiss the ring on the way in”. I brought my Mom and Mrs. B along for the ride because, hey, it was my birthday. Not sure…

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