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2012 Red Blend, Bell Canyon Napa Reserve

It’s the profile of the winemaker that originally drew me to the first reserve–the 2012 Red Blend–from Bell Canyon in Napa. We’ll revisit that idea in a later post on the 2012. 259 more words


Hallcrest Cuvee, 2003

Old wine. Baked tart, yeast, raspberry tart, balanced but too many sour notes. Link to winemaker. Effective 6/10.


Wine: Once Upon A Vine 2010 "Big Bad Red Blend"

A blend of several red varietals, The Big Bad Red blend appeases our inner dark side, satisfying that craving for the bold and daring. The wine leads with a bramble of berries, dark black plum and root beer flavors, framed by toasted spices.

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Cocobon Red Blend 2012

Here’s a question for you: What does Cocobon mean?  Is it an invented name or does it pertain to something in the real world … someone’s family name, a town, a geographical feature, perhaps a cultural allusion of some sort?  180 more words


Tierra Divina Vineyards Reds 2012

Fun and easy drinking, with a bold spicy core, a fantastic value red blend to pair with a wide variety of dishes.

Winery: Tierra Divina Vineyards are owned by Patrick Campbell, a winemaker of 34 years and the first North American producer of Malbec in Mendoza. 113 more words


Vina Eguia Rioja Reserva, 2009

Powdery tomato flavor, cherry pepper, little finish, harsh acid. Link to winemaker. Effective 5/10.


The Eighteenth, No the Twentieth

It is that time of year again; by Thanksgiving the Christmas Cards (with the annual newsletter) and all Christmas gift packages that have to be shipped are shipped, all the presents have been bought, wrapped and bundled by family. 543 more words