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Rhone grapes here and there

Les Restanques de Pibarnon Bandol 2003 This is a good value offering from Pibarnon, showing ripe fruit overlaid with ripe tannins. This wine gets better each time I taste it. The complexity is there and the edges are softening when … Continue reading

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Break out the saddle

Bridlewood Central Coast Winner’s Circle Selection “Blue Roan” Syrah 2004 Just a few evenings ago we tasted another of the Winner’s Circle Selection Syrah and it was true to the the house style showing lots of oak essence wound into … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Delight

Wollersheim Winery American Seyval Semi-Dry Prairie Fume 2006 This smells of citrus, in particular lime with a candied element.  It’s very clean and bottled under Stelvin so no risk of cork taint. In the mouth is a lovely sweet-tart character … Continue reading

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Welcome to France

This flight features 3 whites and offers an opportunity to contrast acid levels, weight and residual sugar. Chateau Sainte-Marie Entre-Deux-Mers Vielles Vignes 2005 Of the 2004 I noted a perfect balance of the grapes used and a great value. This … Continue reading

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