Monthly Archives: August 2007

A sweet finish

Milliaire Sierra Foothills Vineyard Selections Clockspring Port 2004 About 80% Zinfandel with 3 Portuguese grapes as well, 19.5% P&B Murphys $28 at the winery

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McManis California Petite Sirah 2005 An approachable Petite with lots of berry fruit and a taming of the tannins. 13.5% P&B Ripon, winemakers Jeff Runquist and Mike Robustelli, $9.99 at BevMo Victor Hugo Paso Robles Petite Sirah 2003 13.8% … Continue reading

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A taste of Zin

Dry Creek Vineyard Sonoma County Heritage Zinfandel 2003 A structured Zinfandel with a core of black fruit. 14.5% P&B Healdsburg, 100+ year old vine budwood grafted onto new rootstock. The current release (2005) contained 15% Petitie Sirah and was aged … Continue reading

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Beringer California White Zinfandel 2006

So often blush wines like this are dismissed by the wine-knowledgeable set. But with spicy food, the approximate 3.5% residual sugar would be a relief. Full of fresh melon flavors and balanced with acidity. 10.5% V&B St. Helena $4.50 at … Continue reading

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Brutocao Mendocino Feliz Vineyard Sangiovese Rosé 2006

Bright fruit and refreshing acidity; solid Cal-Italian rose, 14.2% P&B Hopland, 341 cases $14.00 at the winery

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