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Vina Equia Rioja 2008

     The beat goes on from Bodegas Equía, in the village of Elcigo in the heart of Rioja Alavesa.  Their Viña Equía Rioja 2008 is a good example of a well made Tempranillo at great sale price of $8.99 at P.L.C.B. stores.  This Rioja has flavors … Continue reading

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California Dreaming!!!! Chalk Hill Estate Sauvignon Blanc Russian River Valley 2010

     While we were in California I tasted plenty of good Sauvignon Blanc and it reminded me that this wine was a favorite of mine for years but had been forgotten recently. I decided to remedy this oversight by doing some research to … Continue reading

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Bodegas Arrayan Premium Red Blend 2005

      This proprietary red blend provides a complexity that can’t be matched by comparable mono-varietals because it has a powerful blend of 55% Syrah, 20% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot coupled with 14 months of aging in new French … Continue reading

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Bidding is Now Open!

    Have you ever wanted to bid on a great bottle of wine offered at a wine auction but could not stand the thought of sitting in a room filled with wine snobs while holding a little paddle with a … Continue reading

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Alta Vista Malbec Mendoza Serenade Vineyard 2009

     I received a comment recently on my post “Bodega Goulart The Marshall Malbec 2009” from Erika Goulart the owner of the Bodega Goulart Winery in the Mendoza region of Argentina.  She thanked me for commenting about her wine and wished me well.  … Continue reading

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Vina Cobos Bramare Malbec La Consulta Rebon 2009

     I usually do not buy a wine with this many words in its name especially when I can not pronounce most of them but I was intrigued by the back story and origins of this Malbec.  The Malbec grape is not native to Argentina … Continue reading

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Fogged In

Wine and cheese go together like no other food combination on Earth.  My absolute favorite wine and artisan cheese pairing is Cypress Grove Chevre Humboldt Fog and Sauvignon Blanc.  Cypress Grove Chevre makes Humboldt Fog from premium pasteurized goats milk in Humboldt County, California.  … Continue reading

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