Archive for January 2011

Urban UCO Sav. Blanc 08

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This little guy delivers.  It has all of the standard Sauvignon Blanc virtues, but in a good way.  I’d start drinking this wine immediately, with roasted veggies, and continue to do so until it is gone. NOTES: The nose and palate both possess an interesting ruby grapefruit zest characteristic that caries throughout the wine.  In […]

Boroli ‘Anna’ 2008, Langhe, Italy

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This is one of the single greatest opportunities to drink Nebbiolo from the Langhe region without paying Barolo prices.  If this were classified as a Barolo, it would literally cost 3 or 4 times as much.  While it has Barbera and Merlot in the blend, the profile is predominately Nebbiolo. NOTES: The wine has a […]

York Creek Cuvee 1 Production 8 Spring Mtn. Napa Valley

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This wine was intended for restaurants to pour by the glass.  It drinks like a champ, and is outrageously under priced for what it is; a small production Cabernet based blend from Spring Mtn. NOTES: The nose is open and shows a little bouquet, which is most likely because the wine is a blend of […]

Municipal Winemakers

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The new kid on the block for the urban wine trail in downtown Santa Barbara is Municipal Winemakers.  The tasting room takes a couple minutes to find, and proves well worth the effort.  (28 Anacapa Street, SB, CA, behind Kunin) Dave Potter is the winemaker at ‘Muni’ and has worked in the wine business for […]

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