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Summer Reds

The summer is nearing its end, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t share several reds that we sampled along the way. Some scored high marks (like the Atilla’s Selection from Buena Vista); others like the Toro or Navardia will probably fall into the “been there done that” camp. 61 more words


Mundo de Yunter Tempranillo y Syrah 2012

A fantastic, organically farmed, $8 value Tempranillo blend from Spain that is straightforward, pleasant and great with a wide variety of dishes.

Winery: Bodegas Yuntero represents the organically farmed wines of The Jesús del Perdón Cooperative. 86 more words


Aging Report: Acidity and “O” Seduction Napa 2005

Aged wines, if they are of good quality, tend to soften and acquire the texture of velvet as the tannins polymerize and form longer chemical chains or bond with pigment and precipitate out of the wine. 567 more words

Wine Reviews

Pontificis Red Blend 2012

Please forgive me, but my language geek is coming to the fore.  I see a word, and I want to know what it means.  I come by it honestly, though.  366 more words


Field Recordings Camp 4 Vineyard Cargnan 2012

Plonk Wine Club Pick

Aaron: Burnt oak and strawberry on the nose made for a unique combination.  The fruity flavor with lots of tannins made for a strong and lingering flavor with just a few veggies for complexity.   66 more words


Montgras Reserva Carignane/Syrah, 2012

Very soft, with dark tannins, black fruit, olives, high acid, and very heavy. Finishes with strong tomatoes and tomato sauce, and noticeable residual sugar. Link to Bevmo. Effective 7/10.


Williamsburg Two Shilling Red 2013

What is two shillings worth these days?  Well, I don’t think we can know exactly.  I believe the shilling went out of circulation in the UK during the early 1970’s.  309 more words