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    Bloomer Creek Vineyard 2011 Vin d’ete Cabernet Franc

    This isn’t a wine that everyone is going to appreciate. As some would say, this is a cab franc lover’s cab franc. You need to appreciate the earthiness of the grape — the herbal edges too. Bloomer Creek Vineyard 2011 Vin d’ete Cabernet Franc ($18) isn’t driven by bold fruit flavors. The cool, wet 2011 vintage saw to that.

    9 readers - By Lenn Thompson/ New York Cork Report

    Three-legged dogs, Jack Dempsey and Rye Whiskey

    Imagine music so good, so soulful, so gypsy, so nasty, so pure, that it gets into the very marrow of your bones, rips your heart out and washes it gently in the lazy waters of the Delta then puts it back in your chest, only to leave you wanting more. Imagine a transcendent voice, both gravely and smooth at the same time, weaving tales of three-legged dogs, Jack Dempsey and R ...

    6 readers - By Amy Corron Power/ Another Wine Blog

      Hudson-Chatham Winery 2012 River’s Edge Casscles Vineyard Reserve

      New York Cork Report - - 6 readers - Many wine lovers turn their collective noses up at wines made with hybrid grapes. While obscure varieties from dark corners of European countries are sought out and embraced, grapes like Corton Noir, De Chaunac, Frontenac, Marechal Foch, Traminette and La Crosse are shunned. I’d be lying if I told you I was, generally, a fan of hybrid wines, but I do have one thing that man ...

      Paumanok Vineyards 2012 Cabernet Franc

      New York Cork Report - - 5 readers - Paumanok Vineyards 2012 Cabernet Franc ($24) has a ripe, but varietally correct nose of blackberry and plum fruit with notes of dried autumn leaves, dried herbs and woodsy spice. With a bit of time in the glass, the faintest scent of grilled asparagus emerges as a tertiary aroma. Cottony tannins and crunchy, fresh black cherry and blackberry flavors are accented nicely by mo ...

      Burger Joints of Hayward #3: Red Rocket Char Grill

      Rebecca Gomez Farrell - - 5 readers - The newest burger joint in Hayward is Red Rocket Char Grill, right in the heart of the downtown strip (1057 B Street). This qualifies as the second echelon of burger joints, the ones classed up enough that you don’t worry about whether your chair will collapse beneath you or if you’ll pick up splinters from the table.

      JC Van Staden La Tau Zinfandel 2013

      Rebecca Gomez Farrell - - 4 readers - JC Van Staden La Tau Zinfandel 2013 Lodi, CA Didn’t know a wine could have an identity crisis? This zin smells wild like a syrah with spice and a lot of bacon. But it tastes like a merlot, all sweet raspberry and gentle spice. Your friend who’s afraid of heavy reds will love it, so use it to pull a fast one on them. My Score: My 50/100 Quini Profile: FYI, this is a NakedWines.

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      Jim Olsen Fair Angel 2012

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      Sapporo

      … waitress and the sushi chef Sam—will get to you in due time, and your drink order will likely be yelled across the restaurant. As soon as you see the restaurant’s interior, you’ll realize it’s a playful joint. Keep yourself entertained while waiting for service by looking at the polaroids covering the walls and booths. And keep that playfulness…

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      Bloomer Creek Vineyard 2011 Vin d’ete Cabernet Franc

      …This isn’t a wine that everyone is going to appreciate. As some would say, this is a cab franc lover’s cab franc. You need to appreciate the earthiness of the grape — the herbal edges too. Bloomer Creek Vineyard 2011 Vin d’ete Cabernet Franc ($18) isn’t driven by bold fruit flavors. The cool, wet 2011 vintage saw to that. Instead, winemaker Kim…

      9 readers - By Lenn Thompson/ New York Cork Report

      Hosmer Winery 2012 Single Wheel Riesling

      … You wouldn’t know it to look at the front label, but this wine is produced by winemaker Aaron Roisen at Hosmer Winery. It’s an interesting branding decision, which is another discussion for another day, but this is really just how Hosmer has decided to do a single-vineyard riesling — which are all the rage in the Finger Lakes these days…

      2 readers - By Lenn Thompson/ New York Cork Report

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      … echelon doesn’t mean they make a better burger, but atmosphere can definitely affect opinion. Red Rocket’s red-and-black checker design, complete with a tiled mosaic wall in back, is assuredly more inviting than my first two stops. But it comes with a black mark from my husband; he swears it takes far too long for a fast food restaurant. So I’m…

      5 readers - By Rebecca Gomez Farrell/ Rebecca Gomez Farrell

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      Elephant Walls And French Whisky

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      3 readers - By Grapelines

      Randall Grahm’s Caviste Volant “The Sisters” 2013

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      Paumanok Vineyards 2012 Cabernet Franc

      … Paumanok Vineyards 2012 Cabernet Franc ($24) has a ripe, but varietally correct nose of blackberry and plum fruit with notes of dried autumn leaves, dried herbs and woodsy spice. With a bit of time in the glass, the faintest scent of grilled asparagus emerges as a tertiary aroma. Cottony tannins and crunchy, fresh black cherry and blackberry…

      5 readers - By Lenn Thompson/ New York Cork Report

      Three-legged dogs, Jack Dempsey and Rye Whiskey

      … Imagine music so good, so soulful, so gypsy, so nasty, so pure, that it gets into the very marrow of your bones, rips your heart out and washes it gently in the lazy waters of the Delta then puts it back in your chest, only to leave you wanting more. Imagine a transcendent voice, both gravely and smooth at the same time, weaving tales of three…

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