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Hollywood & Vine 2480 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2006

Hollywood & Vine 2480 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2006 - Owned by producer Bruce Orosz and actor Doug Barr, this wine has a fabulous presentation. The Chardonnay has been my favorite, but with the advent of the 2006 Cabernet, it’s a horse race. Much more forward than the 2005 vintage that still needs another year of Read more…

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Recommendations For Shiraz and Syrah Lovers

What comes to mind when you think about Shiraz?  A dark powerful wine filled with a tannic burst of fruit, vanilla, and pepper. Recent DNA testing determined that it’s likely a genetic ancestor of the Dureza and Mondeuse Blanche grapes, thick dark skinned grapes rarely used in wines today.  Eventually Syrah developed in the Northern Rhone Valley nurturing on the Read more…

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