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Buty Rockgarden Estate Red Blend

The weather has been absolutely freezing. Stepping outside results in a gasp for air, tensing your shoulders and praying the moisture in your nose doesn’t freeze. 291 more words


Wine Blown: Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2007

Every now and then I start my article with the thought that it would be so cool to be in the epicenter of action, i.e. in the wine region I’m about to describe. 467 more words

Wine Blown

A Few Challenges Facing Southern Oregon—Part 2

Several weeks ago, I published an article about Southern Oregon’s many advantages as a wine growing region: the incredible variety of wines and styles, the beautiful and often stunning scenery, and the incredible quality of many of the region’s wines. 1,204 more words


A Pair of Fun GSM's

Light ruby with wide pink edges. Big candy fruit and oak in the nose, fairly vapid of anything else save a bit of chemical residue at the flabby tail-end. 159 more words


My Top Whoas of the Year: The Reds (Part Two)

Even though many people have tried, I firmly believe that quantifying wine quality is not scientific at all. Yes, I do attach a numerical range to the wines that I taste (and have received a fair amount of criticism for that), but I do that to serve merely as a reference point. 878 more words

Pinot Noir

Locations, Locations, Locations

Ever since I have been paying attention to wine, there has been one concept that has remained constant: wine should give you a sense of place. 1,165 more words


d'Arenberg The Ironstone Pressings GSM 2013

The blend in the d’Arenberg Icon range, and arguably from Australia’s best G/S/M region.

d’Arenberg, The Ironstone Pressings, G/S/M, McLaren Vale 2013

Grenache 67%,Shiraz 28% and Mourvedre 5%. 77 more words

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