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Jump to new posts Re: Trick question ... by Roland Dumas @ Today at 09:10

Emeryville is not an AVA No grapes grown in emeryville
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Jump to new posts TN: 2010 Le Pich Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley by Charlie Chadwick @ Yesterday at 18:01

2010 Le Pich Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Chocolate and herbs on the nose. Blackberry and dark cherry on the palate. Great acidity, chalky tannins. Nice balance. Short finish that features dark fruits and cleansing acidity. Nothing spectacul
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Tried this as my white last night: 1. LaClarine Farm al basc Albarino SierraFoothills WW (8 mo. skin contact; U/U; 11.4%; www.LaClarineFarm.com) HankBeckmeyer/Somerset 2016: Deep golden/cidery quite cloudy color; very strong cidery/phenolic/resiny li
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Jump to new posts TN: Two Whites O'er The Weekend...(short/boring) by TomHill @ 07-17-2018 08:22:50

Tried these two over the weekend: 1. Cantina Tollo IGP: Pecorino Terre di Chieti (13%; Enotec Imports/Denver) Tollo/Chieti/Abruzzo 2015: Dark gold color; very tiny bubbles that cling to the side of the glass/dissolved CO2; fairly fragrant floral/dand
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Jump to new posts TN: Ojai Syrah HenryDaniel '97...(short/boring) by TomHill @ 07-17-2018 07:53:19

Had this last night w/ dinner: 1. OjaiVnyd Syrah HenryDaniel SBC (75% ThompsonVnyd/25% BienNacidoVnyd; 15.5%) Oakview 1997: Cork very loose and starts to fall in even under a wax seal; med.dark color w/ some bricking; very strong blackberry/Syrah/boy
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Jump to new posts Re: Hmmmm... by TomHill @ 07-17-2018 05:20:57

Quote:Hi Tom, I sincerely appreciate your gracious offer! After getting into Albuquerque late at night and then a early morning tour of Bandelier, I only wanted to get lunch and get to our destination in Taos. The friendly folks in White Rock, NM to
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Jump to new posts TN: 2010 Canard Vineyard Zinfandel Napa Valley by Charlie Chadwick @ 07-14-2018 17:45:12

2010 Canard Vineyard Zinfandel Napa Valley Lovely stuff. The fruit comes from six acres of Zinfandel vines planted just south of Calistoga between the 1890s and 1930s. Pepper, spice and dark fruits on the nose. Raspberry, black cherry, bit of an
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Jump to new posts TN: Cluver Faiveley Leclerc Rio Sordo Don Luigi Terradora by Bill Spohn @ 07-14-2018 10:22:30

Some very good wines at my blind tasting lunch this month! We were impeded by the closure of a major bridge for six hours due to a jumper I suspect they close the bridges when that happens to avoid frustrated motorists yelling “So jump already” at
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Jump to new posts TN: 2010 Drew Pinot Noir Morning Dew Vineyard Anderson Valley by Charlie Chadwick @ 07-13-2018 17:33:56

2010 Drew Pinot Noir Morning Dew Vineyard Anderson Valley I really wanted to like this wine more than I did. The nose is reluctant, not giving up much. Soft tannins, raspberry on the palate. Decent acidity. A bit of spice on the finish. Nothing
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Jump to new posts TN: Two w/ DinDin...(short/boring) by TomHill @ 07-13-2018 07:41:06

Tried these two at dinner last night: 1. Harrington Vermentino CedarLaneVnyd/ArroyoSecco (14.1%; www.HarringtonWines.com) SanFrancisco 2014: Med.light gold color; lots of tiny/tiny bubbles that dissapate immediately but don't agglomerate; very fragra
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Jump to new posts Yup..... by TomHill @ 07-13-2018 05:05:36

Originally Posted By: "Jim"2015 Idlewild, Cortese - brass colored from the part of this wine that is skin-fermented, although it looks oxidized, it isn’t; deep aromatic profile - lots of bass tones; some cooked fruit flavors with licorice and allspic
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