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    *Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the PR company for the brand. Eenie meanie miny mo, which Pinot should go?  Tonight it was the 2011 Star Angel Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir. The Star Angel has a real cork closure and retails for about $27. It hails from the Santa Rita Hills […]

    Posted on October 10, 2014 by Sonadora *Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the PR company for the brand. Eenie meanie miny mo, which Pinot should go? Tonight it was the 2011 Star Angel Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir. The Star Angel has a real cork closure and retails for about $27. It hails from the Santa Rita Hills in California, though the Star Angel brand is the i ...

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    2011 Dry Creek Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley

    2011 Dry Creek Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley The closed nose initially gives up only occasional whiffs of tobacco leaf, dill weed, coffee, currant, and cedar. The wine is medium in body, with young, bracing tannins at the back. The good news is that, with six hours of aeration in the glass, the tannins settle down and the wine comes across as a lighter version of red Bordeaux.

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      Pinot Noir, Seven Terraces, Rossendale Winery, Canterbury, New Zealand, 2012, 13% abv, C$27

      winellama - - 6 readers - Wine is about people and community – it’s usually best enjoyed with others and it always has a story. This Pinot Noir is no exception to that general rule. From New Zealand’s South Island just 13 km south of Christchurch, it’s made from grapes grown at Rossendale Winery and supplied exclusively to Empson Wines Canada under the Seven Terraces label.

      2011 Matanzas Creek Merlot, Sonoma County

      Wine Lines - - 6 readers - 2011 Matanzas Creek Merlot, Sonoma County Nearly opaque dark ruby/purple in hue, this wine has a dusty minerality in the nose, with whiffs of smoky oak, pencil shavings, coffee, blackberry and currant. In the mouth, the fruit impressions are both ample and balanced, and the medium-grained tannins suggest that the wine could evolve in the bottle ...

      Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks – 06 October 2014

      The Vineyard Trail - - 6 readers - Explore a new wine this weekend! Whether you’re into dry, sweet, red, white, Italian, French or even “Hops”, consider trying our suggestions below! Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks Tom Joe “Hops ‘r Better” Winer Wine: 2009 Portal Colheita Type: Red Vineyard: Duoro Portugal Buy local “Okay, okay – I went for the points here! It’s difficult to pick wines from areas that you are unfamiliar wi.

      A Syrah A Day

      Wannabe Wino Wine Blog - - 6 readers - Posted on October 17, 2014 by Sonadora *Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the winery. Keeps the doctor away. That’s how that expression goes, right? Well, that’s how it should read, particularly if the Syrah in question is the 2012 Cornerstone Cellars Stepping Stone Syrah. The weather here in DC turned (for a moment anyway) to chilly and the reds in the cel ...

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      Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks – 20 Oct 2014

      … Explore a new wine this weekend! Whether you’re into dry, sweet, red, white, Italian, French or even “Hops”, consider trying our suggestions below! Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks Tom Joe “Hops ‘r Better” Winer Wine: Merlot Type: Red Vineyard: Whitewater Hill Vineyards Buy local This big, rich Merlot starts with a spicy nose…

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      A Syrah A Day

      …) to chilly and the reds in the cellar started to call my name. The Cornerstone Syrah has a real cork closure and retails for $35. Four takeaways from this wine: 1.) The nose. Oh, my, the nose. This Syrah has that meaty note I love in Syrahs. 2.) We had this with beef stew. Perfect for a cold evening. 3.) I could also see this in the summer…

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      Pinot Noir, Seven Terraces, Rossendale Winery, Canterbury, New Zealand, 2012, 13% abv, C$27

      …Wine is about people and community – it’s usually best enjoyed with others and it always has a story. This Pinot Noir is no exception to that general rule. From New Zealand’s South Island just 13 km south of Christchurch, it’s made from grapes grown at Rossendale Winery and supplied exclusively to Empson Wines Canada under the Seven Terraces label…

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      Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks – 13 Oct 2014

      … Explore a new wine this weekend! Whether you’re into dry, sweet, red, white, Italian, French or even “Hops”, consider trying our suggestions below! Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks Tom Joe “Hops ‘r Better” Winer Wine: 2009 Reserve Syrah Type: Red Vineyard: Bridlewood Estate Winery Buy local We visited Bridlewood Winery in July 2014…

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      KENWOOD 2010 “ARTIST SERIES” CABERNET SAUVIGNON

      …, or their entry label reds, their wines offer taste and value. And like other “wineries within a winery,” Kenwood offers various label options in which both quality and price rise. They do this through various series called “Vintage”, “Sonoma”, “Reserve”, “Jack London” and “Artist”, the latter offering Cabernet Sauvignon only. I recently tasted Kenwood’s 2010…

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      Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks – 06 October 2014

      … Explore a new wine this weekend! Whether you’re into dry, sweet, red, white, Italian, French or even “Hops”, consider trying our suggestions below! Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks Tom Joe “Hops ‘r Better” Winer Wine: 2009 Portal Colheita Type: Red Vineyard: Duoro Portugal Buy local “Okay, okay – I went for the points here! It’s difficult…

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      Genium Cellers, Costers vi de Guarda, Poboleda, Priorat DOQ, Spain, 2005, 14.5% abv

      … baguette with extra virgin olive oil. It’s well balanced and still has a lot of fruit and good acidity working in concert with the dusty tannins. If you’re lucky enough to still have a bottle lying around, enjoy it now (decant about an hour prior to indulging) or within the next 1-2 years. Hopefully in January 2015, I’ll be able to try other Genium Celler wines when we visit Jordi in Poboleda, Priorat. Stay tuned… Like this: Like Loading... Related …

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      2011 Matanzas Creek Merlot, Sonoma County

      … in the bottle for a few more years. If you’d rather not wait, drink it now with a fine steak or leg of lamb. MSRP: $28 (October 2014) Wine Lines rating: 88 This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 7:35 pm. It is filed under All Reviews and tagged with 2011, 88, Matanzas Creek, Merlot, Red, Sonoma County. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. …

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      2012 Paul Dolan Zinfandel, Mendocino County

      … end. This wine is ready to drink now; try it with pulled pork. MSRP: $25 (October 2014) Wine Lines rating: 87 This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 7:25 pm. It is filed under All Reviews and tagged with 2012, 87, Mendocino County, Paul Dolan, Red, Zinfandel. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. …

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      2012 Paul Dolan Pinot Noir, Mendocino County

      … was posted on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 7:14 pm. It is filed under All Reviews and tagged with 2012, 85, Mendocino County, Paul Dolan, Pinot Noir, Red. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. …

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      2010 Arrowood Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County

      …. Quite tart in the mouth, it shows cherry cordial and a hint of cocoa powder in the finish. MSRP: $35 (September 2014) Wine Lines rating: 89 This entry was posted on Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 1:15 pm. It is filed under All Reviews and tagged with 2010, 89, Arrowood, Cabernet Sauvignon, Red, Sonoma County. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.…

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      2011 Dry Creek Vineyards ‘The Mariner,’ Dry Creek Valley

      …2011 Dry Creek Vineyards ‘The Mariner,’ Dry Creek Valley A blend that uses all five red Bordeaux varietals. This wine is an enigma wrapped in an unriddled bottle. Initial aromas show little fruit, with wood scents of eucalyptus/mint, mocha, and a dash of dill being prominent. With an hour in the glass, moderate blackberry and boysenberry wake up…

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      2011 Dry Creek Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley

      … comes across as a lighter version of red Bordeaux. This lighter take on Cabernet in the difficult 2011 vintage is a good choice by the winemaking team, avoiding weedy, green edges seen in many other Cabs from the very cool 2011 harvest. Enjoy with medium to sharp aged cheeses. MSRP: $25 (September 2014) Wine Lines rating: 86 This entry was posted…

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      Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks – 29 Sept 2014

      … Explore a new wine this weekend! Whether you’re into dry, sweet, red, white, Italian, French or even “Hops”, consider trying our suggestions below! Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks Tom Joe “Hops ‘r Better” Winer Wine: 2010 Hera Type: White Vineyard: Northwest Portugal Buy local I love the label – simple & elegant. With the end…

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