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The Best Affordable Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons

The Best Affordable Napa Valley Cabernets – The classic “Napa Cab”, the archetypal Napa Valley wine, is a rich, oak-aged red with aromas of blackcurrant, boysenberry, licorice, vanilla and smoky, bittersweet chocolate. The range of grape varieties grown in the Napa Valley has evolved steadily over the 150 years since Yount planted his first vines. […]

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Three Incredible Bordeaux Wines

Three Incredible Bordeaux Wines. Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world’s most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. Its three trump cards are diversity, quality and quantity. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90% of production volume) are the dry, medium- and full-bodied red Bordeaux Blends that established its reputation. […]

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Best Pinot Noirs From Sonoma

Pinot Noir is one of France’s most legendary grapes and the grape that earned Burgundy its reputation. The parent of varietals like Pinot Gris/Grigio and Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir is blue to violet to indigo in color with relatively thin skins, and it is said to have been cultivated in France for more than 2,000 […]

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Ornellaia Bordeaux Red Blends from Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy

Stumbled on Ornellaia in 2000 at the Santa Cantarina in Amalfi.  Ornellaia represents all the virtues of Bolgheri’s climate – abundant sunshine without excessive heat, dry summers to allow the grapes to achieve perfect ripeness and concentration.  As there is no drip irrigation, there is enough rain to avoid stress. All these elements combine to […]

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Failla Keefer Ranch Pinot Noir

My daughter’s favorite was Flowers. In fact, when she was tasting wine for her wedding she sipped both Flowers and Failla. When I asked her which Pinot Noir she preferred, she replied, Flowers. So, I had her blind folded and we poured a glass of each Pinot Noir and she selected what she preferred – […]

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Kosta Browne Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

Kosta Browne is a Pinot Noir from Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey, Central Coast, California. “Hot Legs” introduced me to Kosta Browne and I am forever thankful – even though it was his dad’s find. Kosta Browne is a blend of untamed herbs and vivid red fruit. Aromas of freshly peeled apples with wet minerality. Notes […]

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