Castello Monaci Kreos Rosato 2009

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Rose is such an under appreciated wine!  Give it a chance, that's all we are sayin'.  Rose is something that should be deployed copiously on hot days while warming up the barbecue, having nibbles or sitting around the ...

Ca’Bianca Moscato D’Asti 2009

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This wine is... adorable.  I can’t think of a better word for it, the wine is so light and refreshing that you should have the pleasure of experiencing it.  It is pure joy, and so easy to drink that ...

Albino Armani Incontro Soave 2007

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Soave is a wine that hails from the area around Verona, and is something that I fell in love with during my honeymoon.  Verona gets really hot and humid during the summer, so tourists and locals alike head ...

Cayalla RTW red table wine 2004

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The Cayalla RTW (red table wine) from the south west part of Washington. This wine has fruit from north east Oregon as well, and over-delivers in several ways.  The blend has Cab Franc, Cab Sav., Merlot and Syrah, ...

Rond Pond Cabernet 2006

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So, when you think of Napa you think of Cabernet, right?  And when you think of Cabernet, you think of Rutherford, right?  Well you should.  Rutherford has the rare combination of perfect conditions which produce, year in, year ...

Saint Emilion classification overhaul in motion

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This is a great article from Palate Press covering the reclassification of the Saint-Emilion region in Bordeaux.  They are, basically, going back to the drawing board in an effort to make sure that their classification system is accurate, fair, and somewhat functional.

http://palatepress.com/2011/04/wine/what%E2%80%99s-really-going-on-in-saint-emilion/

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Article on BDX

The Bordeaux market is complicated.  There are some pretty big companies that own many of the producers, the Chateaus themselves, negociants, importers, distributors, and retailers-it becomes a little complicated, really quickly.

This article by Wine Spectator talks about how the United State's largest purchasing and redistribution agent; Chateau & Estates, has ...

2006 Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon

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NOTES: This wine shows off a clean and pure cab nose that has a touch of wood and deep fruits.  The palate is dense, rich and deep with large chain wood tannins that back big blackberry, ...

2006 Star Lane Cabernet Sauvignon, Happy Canyon

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I know that we've already talked about these guys, and this wine specifically.  It is one of the wine club wines and I think it rep's one of the best values in Cabernet from California.  Seriously, it is a wine that you can age and it will improve.  This price ...

2008 Municipal Winemakers Cabernet Sauvignon

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If Charlie Sheen were talking about buying and drinking this wine he would say “WINNING!”  At $27 retail, this wine is a micro production (read: super hand made) from the exciting new Happy Canyon AVA in Santa Barbara County.

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