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Posts from: 1997 vintage, Bordeaux Blend, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, St. Supery

1997 St. Supery Meritage Napa Valley RedDrinking well, but near the end of its optimal drinking window. Color: Dark red center, lightening edges, but still pretty dark for 11 years of age. Nose: Dark red fruits – cherry and currants, sage and some... (more...)

Syrah Streak!Tonight we opened an old bottle of Syrah acquired from an auction back in 2003. Well, old from a New World perspective: 1999. This is probably the 4th wine in the last week or two that was Syrah or a blend that had Syrah in it. By the way,... (more...)

Great Wines and Home Made DinnersRecent wines, December post wine tasting.Since the wine party I have been on a streak of making some great dinners at home and pairing them with justifiably good wines to pair with them. Bordelaise sauce and New York Strip... (more...)

2008 Thanksgiving wines…and a few more too! On Thanksgiving (and Christmas) I like to start with Champagne. It’s a festive wine and celebratory after all! After that, its all about what we feel like drinking the rest of the day and... (more...)

Williams Selyem Pickup Weekend, Millbrook Winery, Hudson ValleyNestled in the heart of the Hudson Valley, this Sunday Lisa and I ventured about 2 hours north to visit Millbrook Winery in upstate Millbrook, New York. Within the lofted tasting room of... (more...)

Merlot? Blackbird Merlot!Yes, I said Merlot! And it’s not just any Merlot, the 2006 Blackbird “Arise” from Napa Valley. This 100% Merlot comes from the Pomerol inspired Blackbird Vineyards in the Oak Knoll appellation in the Napa Valley.... (more...)

Felsina Berardenga Chianti Classico 2005In the Chianti Classico region the wines of Fattoria di Felsina make some of my favorite wines from Chianti. Located just outside Siena, Felsina and their vineyards lie near Castelnuovo Berardenga. When it is made... (more...)

148th Hospice De Beaune Tasting at Christie’ New York Started 148 years ago by the Hospice De Beaune to raise money for the hospital, this annual auction event sells at auction red and white Burgundy wines by barrel to the highest bidder. This was... (more...)

UNDER$15Altesino, Rosso di Altesino, Vendemmia 2006, Montalcino, ItalyOne would hope to learn something new everyday – and hopefully for me it has to do with wine. While checking out the label of tonight’s wine I noticed to word “Vendemmia”... (more...)

Bella 2003 Big River Ranch Syrah, Alexander Valley, Sonoma $35Our last bottle of the Big Ranch Syrah that brings back memories of our New Year’s day trip to Sonoma where there was torrential rains and flooding (Jan 2, 2006). Stored at home in the... (more...)

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