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    Pinot Pop Star

    COMMERCIAL-STYLE PINOT has a PURPOSE Here’s a wine that we all need to know about. Not because it’s great, but for its potential to be perfect in many situations. Such as ‘crowd-pleasing’ family and friends at big gatherings. It’s also a great fo ...

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    Hawk & Horse Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Red Hills 2010

    Hawk & Horse Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Red Hills 2010, Lake County, CA, $65 (S) – Rating 94 100% Cabernet and Biodynamically farmed, this is a big Cabernet Sauvignon. A round mouth-feel with chewy tannins and balanced acidity. A nose of black cherry and blackberry with hints of raspberry and intriguing campfire smoke. On the palate, the wine offers flavors of black ...

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      Recipes from Wine Country: Warm Mushroom Salad with Reif Estate Cabernet Merlot

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      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.

      2013 Handcraft Cabernet Sauvignon

      The Good Wine Guru - - 5 readers - Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon; Sangiovese Region: California – USA Cost: $13 (SRP) Winemaker’s Notes: Robust aromas of black cherry, black peppercorn, and violet greet your nose. The layers of flavor that follow are nothing short of fantastic with hints of black fruit compote, clove, spice, and black currant.

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