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2014 Sterling Vintner’s Collection Meritage

From the winemaker – “A ‘whole greater than the sum of its parts,’ the Meritage is the result of the special synergy that is formed when everything comes together perfectly – in this case: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. 73 more words


Getting to Know Meritage

Every wine has a story and most of them are fascinating because of the history, or the romance we associate with its location or producer. I recently learned the story behind Meritage wine,  and while it is not what I would call romantic, it is fascinating. 759 more words


Your Poppy is Burnt

Incredible rotten vegetal madeirized mess washed up on a crack-house-carpet beach, burning barbie dolls at the stake and chanting incantations to the tahini spirit god and composting toilet your vegan ex-girlfriend worshiped. 94 more words


A Few of My Favorite Things

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens. Brown paper packages tied up with strings. Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels. 69 more words



Staining ruby with no edges.  Dripping pine tree concentration ridiculously fruit-forward and yet effortlessly maintaining an English cheddar, honey butter, beef blood decadence of richness, seamless minerality and right bank-worthy acids.   142 more words


Clos du Bois Marlstone, Alexander Valley, USA 2012

I started to suffer ‘Palate Fatigue’, otherwise known as getting tipsy when we finally got around to this sleek Meritage blend from California’s Alexander Valley.  Very dark extracted purple in the glass.   125 more words


Vive la Franc!

You’re right, BigSexyReds doesn’t usually work on Sunday. But I couldn’t resist – today, December 4, is Cab Franc Day, and I want to kick up my heels a little and celebrate this rock star of cool-climate reds. 588 more words