Daily Archives: April 23, 2008

Blending in the field

Ridge California Lytton Springs 2005 This traditional field blend comes from the site on Lytton Springs Road running between the heart of Dry Creek and Highway 101 in Sonoma County. There is plenty of black pepper on top of the … Continue reading

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South for a taste of the Rhone

The Ojai Vineyard Santa Barbara County Grenache 2005 This wine comes from the specialist known for their dense Syrah. This Grenache is no slouch either with layer upon layer of fruit in a very supple package. P&B in Oak View … Continue reading

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Great Pinot

Williams Selyem Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2006 Winemaker Cabral can be modest as his Pinots do the talking, with a worldwide fan base. This wine is Pinot Perfection!, the essence of red fruits served on velvet. P&B in Healdsburg … Continue reading

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Mendo dessert

Think rapsberry tart with this Riesling and your cares will melt away. Navarro Anderson Valley Late Harvest Cluster Select White Riesling 2006 Richness personified with acidity to balance. There is plenty of honey on top of the tropical fruit. There … Continue reading

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3 Alternatives when you’re feeling dry

Navarro Anderson Valley Estate Bottle Dry Muscat 2006 This wine has consistently dazzled with the ebulent smell of Muscat in a dry format. Tonight it is perfect again. P&B in the little hamlet of Philo 13.5% $19 at the winery … Continue reading

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