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Paul Hobbs Kick Ranch Syrah, Sonoma County 2005 and the Worldly Syrah GrapeKick Ranch Syrah is Paul Hobb’s first attempt at Syrah from his Sebastopol winery located in Sonoma County. The color of this Syrah is black in the center with dark red framing... (more...)

Petrus – The Most Expensive Wine? This evening I was able to taste one of the rarest and highly sought after wines in the world. Petrus. From the right bank of Bordeaux, Chateaux Petrus (pronounced PAY-troos) comprises of 30 acres of vineyard... (more...)

Jonesy Tawny Port and a California Cabernet Not to supersede the Thanksgiving wines I recommended a few days ago, I have to talk about two wines I had tonight that would be great tomorrow or anytime. First off was a Cabernet Sauvignon from the Santa... (more...)

Wines for a Thanksgiving Celebration No doubt you have read countless ideas of what wines go best with Thanksgiving Turkey this year. American Zinfandel because it’s the only indigenous American grape; Napa Valley Cabernet because it’s... (more...)

Paul Hobbs and his Single Vineyard Wines For my latest blog posting I have chosen Paul Hobbs as my subject matter. Paul Hobbs has been making wine for over 25 years in California and Argentina. He is praised by critics, professionals, and wine geeks... (more...)

Avalon – Cabernet Sauvignon – Napa Valley – 2005 – $12.99 One day on a walk home from work I stopped in a small local grocer looking for a cheap bottle of white wine to cook with. I knew they had (and still do by the way) a decent... (more...)

Graff Hardegg – Veltlinsky – Gruner Veltliner 2005 $9.99 – 11.99In a first for my wine blog, today’s wine is a Gruner Veltliner. Fresh on the scene here in the US, “Gruner” hails from the great country of Austria (one... (more...)

“Think Pink”: Rose from Provence, Domaine TempierRose wines are hotter than ever this year. I know, I know, every year you hear it but it never seems to actually be that prevalent. Not this year! I have been to quite a few wine shops around... (more...)

Vin de Pays de l’Hérault White Haute Vallée du Gassac 2005 – Daumas Gassac – (Region: Languedoc–Roussillon, sort of)Typical from the Viognier in the blend, the nose starts out with aromas of white flowers and apricot, followed... (more...)

2005 Henry’s Drive Shiraz Dead Letter Office Price – $22-30 (the average is about $25) Day 1 – Dark and brooding black in color framed in deep red – not much purple here. Aromas of dark ripe berries, sweet oak, and mint jump from the... (more...)

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