Wine Tastings

  • Huber’s Winery

    …, from the driest of dries (like the Valvin Muscat or the Seyval Blanc) to the sweetest of sweets (Sweet Marcella, Razzy Apple or Blackberry). The Fall Harvest Wine Tasting lets you choose seven wines from a list of 32. For a total of $10, you also get a souvenir glass. The list is separated into Dry, Semi-Dry, Semi-Sweet and Sweet/Infusion/Port…

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  • Achaval-Ferrer Takes Malbec to New Heights

    … By Ben Heskett SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- It is a rare treat when one of Argentina’s venerable Malbec producers chooses to share its wines in your city. Such was the case on a beautiful late summer day at a recent "Achaval-Ferrer Estates tasting at the Piperade restaurant here. The winery has done much to expand the view of Malbec in the world…

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  • Wonderful Winderlea!

    … with a stop at Anne Amie, another vineyard I had not visited. Anne Amie is one of three wineries involved in the Cube Project in which three wineries, Anne Amie, Bouchaine of Napa, CA, and Lincourt of Sta. Rita Hills, CA, each produce three single vineyard Pinot Noirs for three years (2010-2012) to evaluate the impact of wine making and terroir…

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  • Sass Winery

    …, Jerry, was finishing up an order. Wasting no time, the private tasting began, starting with the lovely 2013 Pinot Gris. We worked our way through three more white wines and then it was time for Pinot Noir. Jerry bottles two labels, his Willamette Valley blend and Vieux Amis (“old friends”). We tasted the 2012 blend and then the 2009 (one of my…

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