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  • Pinot Blanc

    History of the grape: Pinot Blanc was first grown in Burgundy and Champagne, France, and can be traced by some source...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Pictures? We got pictures. Everyone but yours truly who was behind the ... and ... the ... and the 2007 Foley Sta Rita Hills.My personal picks:Copain Kiser "En Bas"Patz and Hall Moses-HallPatz and Hall Burnside2011 Ceritas "Costalina"RF is going to do the official write up tomorrow. Fun even Read More

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  • Sanford Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills 2008


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    Wine review by mark

  • Oh crap, you called my bluff.  Now I have to find them.Very good.  I think the two '07s that I have from Sta. Rita Hills will be fun.   Read More

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  • I am going to be somewhat mysterious.  Below is a listing of my inventory of Pinot Noir that fits into the proposed price window (which I think is more than reasonable):2004-- SLH, Single Vineyard 2005-- RRV, Single Vineyard 2006-- RRV. Single Vineyard-- Carneros, Single Vineyard 2007-- Sta. Rita Hills, Single Vineyard-- Anderson Valley-- RRV, S... Read More

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  • So we have some interest in having a West Coast meet-up (or you can call it a throw-down) for Pinot.  Here's my opening proposal:  We'll do it very close to the Oakland Airport, to save those who are traveling in from out of town (like Emark and JonDerry) from having extra travel if they want to fly.  This would give LuchaVino a chance to attend... Read More

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  • I'd be interested in playing, Fox.  And I am all over the idea of doing it blind.  Did you have a specific year in mind?  As you might guess from my previous wailings about PN, I do not have a lot of it, but I do have some that represent various California regions from Sta. Rita Hills to Anderson Valley.  (No Rhys and no Burgundy,  though.)  Act... Read More

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  • Jennifer, I with you and think your findings with CA Chards are completely normal if you're sampling/buying mainstream Chards.OT makes a good point about fermentation...I think producer is the most important aspect of increasing your chances of getting good-great Chard that you'll enjoy. Only thing is they can be tough to find or buy. Names like... Read More

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  • Back at ya, Kim.Thank you for the excellent list.  The good news is that I live in a large metropolitan area.  So, it is possible that I might be able to find some of the labels that you have suggested. As it turns out, you caught me in a mistatement.  (I'm old.  I forget.)  I have had another South African wine, and it was a Pinotage from Neil ... Read More

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  • Christine, I attended a tasting a few weeks ago and learned that the Mer Soleil "Silver" Chardonnay is fermented in concrete. I have seen references to "Steel Fermented" wines on several labels over the years.  Typically, these are white wines.  The only on that comes to mind right not is a Chardonnay from Foley in the Sta. Rita Hills area of Ca... Read More

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  • Chardonnay & Cabernet, the old CA stalwarts...I can go explore as much as I ... straight Sonoma Coast Chard.Sta Rita Hills in Santa Barbara is also worth your time. Liquid Farm and Clos Pepe are my favorites, while Dragonette's Sauvignon Blanc gets heaps of praise. With the addition of Sandhi, you would do well to just live on these producer's ... Read More

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