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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...)

2001 Mount Eden Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate The 2001 Mount Eden Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate, Santa Cruz Mountains ($25-30) shows Bordeaux like aromas of smoky oak, cassis and lead pencil. On the palate the oak structure and tannins surround... (more...)

Delectus Petite Sirah Spring Mountain 2002 – $40-50Dark, rich and extracted, the Delectus Petite Sirah is a big wine. The color is almost black with purple at the edges. The nose reveals blackberry fruit, smoky aromas, and slight coffee notes.... (more...)

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