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Veering Left -- A California Sortie

In conjunction with a family wedding, we had the opportunity to visit California last week, flying into Los Angeles and driving up through the Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Rita Hills, Paso Robles, and a few other regions. 589 more words


Castello di Verrazzano Rosso IGP 2011

Simple and smooth, this is wonderfully glugable with all varieties of pasta and pizza.

Estate: The boundaries of the Verrazzano estate have remained unchanged for over 1000 years, and as far back as the 14th century, there are descriptions of vineyards at the property. 157 more words


A Cure for the Summertime (Wine) Blues

The snowstorm that hit parts of Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana and Colorado last week may have been rare for the month of September, but it served as a reminder that cooler temperatures are just around the corner… if they haven’t already arrived in your part of the world. 231 more words

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Wiens Family Cellars Sangiovese 2012

Wiens Family Cellars, $38

Aaron:  I am extremely impressed with this Temecula bottle.  The powerful smell with strawberry syrup and boysenberry led to a fruity flavor that didn’t disappoint.   103 more words


Ricasoli 2009 Campo Ceni Toscana

Toscana IGT, Italy; 13% ABV
$5 at the Berkeley, CA, store on 8 Sept

I’ve previously been dismissive of wines which take a traditional varietal, such as Tempranillo in Spain, and just added some Merlot.  184 more words

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A much needed day of rest... or two

My Harvest 2014 internship began in earnest about three weeks ago.  We have been preparing both facilities for the grapes, taking samples from the vineyards we are getting fruit from and pressing white varietals as they are ready.   489 more words

Viticulture And Enology

Ali Sangiovese 2013

Well, I’ll be a monkey’s uncle!  In my continued search for and experiments with Sangiovese varietal wines, I managed to run across this one very recently at my local Whole Foods.  166 more words