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Two Italians: 2005 Solaia and 2005 Sassicaia

So who turns down a chance to taste two iconic Italian wines? Certainly not me! Generally I’m begging to get a tastes, especially given the prices of these two, both of which are firmly in the three digit region. The two wines specifically are the 2005 Solaia and the 2005 Sassicaia. Here are my tasting Read more…

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For Sauvignon Blanc Lovers

Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most popular white wines made from green-skinned grapes, which originates from the Bordeaux region of France.  It is now widely cultivated in France, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, California, and South America, producing a crisp, dry, and refreshing white varietal wine.  Depending on the climate, the flavor ranges from aggressively grassy to Read more…

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Frank Family Zinfandel Napa Valley 2006

Frank Family Zinfandel Napa Valley 2006 – Brilliant crimson color. Aromas of black pie, dried cherries, pink peppercorns and a hint of lily of the valley. Richness emerges as layers of juicy raspberry, spiced pluot compote, and sweet smoky BBQ sauce are exposed. Lavish and round; loaded with ripe briar berries and stone fruit, finishes Read more…

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Patz & Hall Chardonnay Napa Valley 2007

Patz & Hall Chardonnay Napa Valley 2007 – The 2007 vintage of Patz & Hall’s Napa Valley Chardonnay is certainly the most favorable to me than the higher end Zio Tony or Hyde Vineyard (which are still awesome), simply because of access and price point. The combination of fruit sourced from Carneros and Atlas Peak, Read more…

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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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