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Three Wine Finds

 by Andrew Chalk

1999 Artéis Champagne Brut ($50)

It is not often that one sees a Champagne this old and not for this price. But this newly introduced brand is the real thing. 645 more words

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2012 Napa Cellars Zinfandel

Full-bodied and very smooth, this is a zin with huge flavours that helps mask the huge alcohol. Featuring mulberry, black cherry jam, chocolate and a hint of sweet spice, with a long smooth finish. 24 more words

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2011 Irony Small Lot Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Finally, a worthwhile wine from Napa that doesn’t break the bank! This is a delicious, full-bodied, smooth Cab that sports beautiful aromas of grilled berries, hickory, charcoal and other spices, and bolstered by big flavours of cassis and smoke. 51 more words

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my introduction to napa valley // things you should know when planning a napa wine tour // i love succulents

a million bazillion ages ago, (last month), my husband and i went to napa valley, just the two of us. without kids.

it was beauteous and amazingwonderful, obviously. 785 more words

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2011 First Press Chardonnay

An average, somewhat basic offering from Napa Valley. Woody flavours of toast, creamed corn, melon and apple sauce are about all this chardonnay has going for it. 27 more words

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Aug 19th: This is stupidly beautiful.

We couldn’t stay in Napa for a night without checking out a vineyard so this morning went to Chateau Montelena in Calistoga.  The winery is a castle draped with ivy, and surrounded by Chinese gardens as well as a lake.   179 more words

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Wine, Netflix, and Nostalgia

I’ve been on a bit of a Napa wine kick recently, for the obvious reason that I’ve recently settled in the Valley. Every day I’m lucky enough to drive through beautiful vineyards on the way to and from work, and I can’t help but enjoy some of the fermented fruits of the labor I see going on. 332 more words

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