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$12 –Barrandica Vineyards Estate Wine Selections 2005Mendoza, Argentina Color: Dark red center and red edges Nose: Lots of blueberry and chocolate, some flowers and earth Palate: Oodles of ripe blueberry fruit and chocolate cake, a touch of minerality... (more...)

2004 Chateau D’As, Graves Bordeaux, France $14.99Most of the time when I have a Bordeaux that costs under $15 I don’t expect much and am rarely surprised in a good way. As the saying goes you get what you pay for (with Bordeaux). But that... (more...)

Herman Story Winemaker Russell From has Dinner at Our Home Last week on a whim Russell From of Herman Story stopped by for dinner at our home with a few friends of ours and a lot of wine. Before I get into the wine details, tasting notes and commentary... (more...)

Updates and Bullet Points My how a year goes by! Last May 10th 2008 my wife Lisa and I were married. Time flies while the economy goes down the drain! Just a few brief notes of what I have been up to wine wise, A LOT! I really wish I had more time to... (more...)

2007 Domaine de la Chesnay Côtes du Rhône (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Côtes du Rhône) One of the best Cotes du Rhone wines I have had in while. Best since the 2005 St. Cosme or the 2003 Chave Mon Coeur. At a great QPR of $7 I bought an additional... (more...)

1977 Chateau Lafite Rothschild Pauillac, Bordeaux, FranceWhat a special wine for a very special occasion! 1977 was the birth year of many a friend of mine being that I was also born in that year. But in this year 2009 it was extra special and important... (more...)

2005 Del Dotto Cabernet Franc, Napa ValleyI received this bottle as a gift from a former co-worker at Merrill Lynch (Thank you Lisa!!!) for helping her “tweak”, er, plan her trip to the Napa Valley with her husband and friends. Anyone looking... (more...)

Random Tasting Notes of Recent Wines2007 Clos de los Siete (Michel Rolland) (Argentina, Mendoza) $15 Clos de los Siete really is a great wine for the money. This is a bargain blend wine of Malbec, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon: 48/28/12/12% for... (more...)

1999 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon VerticalFor months I had been plotting a big Cabernet dinner at home. A few weeks ago I we finally put a date in the books and had a few friends over to open some of the first wines I started to collect which were from... (more...)

Etude “Heirloom” Pinot Noir, 2003 Carneros, Napa ValleyThis bottle was really singing tonight! A very solid wine example of the Etude single vineyard Pinot regime. Well made start to finish. Stood up and brought to room temperature for... (more...)

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