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Cline Cashmere BLACK MAGIC



Black Magic

Red Blend

Cashmere Black Magic is an alluring blend of grapes that were spirited away from ancient vines rising up from the dark, rich loam.

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Wine Review Thacher Mourvedre Paso Robles 2012

The thermometer hovers around 70 Fahrenheit. Gray blankets the sky. Rain falls.  Classic summer in Oregon.

My heart (and lack of sweater) longs for warmth. So I turn to California’s sun-slathered central coast: Paso Robles. 271 more words

"Kosmos" 2014

Kosmos 2014 is an organic red blend made by Gerard Bertrand. This wine is simply classified as “Vin de France,” from the South of France, which allows Bertrand more freedom, than a more stringently regulated classification. 150 more words

Wine Reviews

Domaine Houchart

Ranked third among the wines from this region, several important critics have rated this wine highly, with respect to number of prizes won: Gold Medal, Concours Vin de Province 2016 and Gold Medal, Vinalies Internationales Paris 2016. 70 more words

The Friday Night Wine

2014 Côtes du Rhône from Kermit Lynch

At a glance:

Country: France

Region: Côtes du Rhône

Grape(s):Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, Cinsault, and Mourvèdre

Year: 2014

Maker: Kermit Lynch

Price:  11.99

I trust Kermit Lynch – that extends to most of what he brings in the country, and also to the unbranded stuff blended for the company. 255 more words


Dedicated to Rosé--Part Two

Monday, I published my thoughts on rosé wine production. Basically, there are two ways to make a rosé: the Saignée Method where a bit of juice is bled off a red wine and then vinified, and what I call a dedicated rosé (since there is far from a consensus on the term) where every decision made in the process from pruning to picking to pressing is made with the express desire to make a rosé. 849 more words



I guess that I have been lucky that I tried many wines, when I first started my self-studies. Since I was just talking about a Rhone style wine in California, I guess I should mention the real thing as well. 321 more words