• Weekly Wine Pick

    Weekly Wine Pick: Shafer 2009 Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch

    by  • October 28, 2011 • All Posts, Weekly Wine Pick • 0 Comments

    Here’s a bit of a splurge Chardonnay for your weekend drinking pleasure. There’s no malolactic fermentation here, so you really get some nice brightness and acidity from start to finish. Enjoy! Shafer 2009 Chardonnay Napa Valley Carneros Red Shoulders Ranch ($48). Elegant and lush, with crisp nectarine playing off ripe pear, smooth melon, tropical...

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    Weekly Wine Pick: Bertani 2010 Valpolicella

    by  • October 21, 2011 • All Posts, Weekly Wine Pick • 0 Comments

    Here’s an easy-drinking Italian red from the Veneto region: Bargain-priced and ready to pair with a casual roasted chicken supper, or even pizza and football… Enjoy! Bertani 2010 Valpolicella ($15). Fresh and appealing for its tart red cherry, cranberry and plum fruit, with dashes of spice and mineral through the moderate finish. Easy to...

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    Weekly Wine Pick: Domaine Sainte-Eugénie 2008 Corbieres

    by  • October 14, 2011 • All Posts, Bargain Wines, Weekly Wine Pick • 0 Comments

    Here’s a Bargain Wine winner from the Languedoc region of Southern France. Perfect for a casual weekend supper of grilled whatever… Enjoy! Domaine Sainte-Eugénie 2008 Corbieres ($12). What a nice surprise this one was — tastes like some old vine fruit here, with nice concentration and richness to the red berry and plum fruit...

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    Weekly Wine Pick: Penfolds 2008 Shiraz Coonawarra Bin 128

    by  • October 7, 2011 • All Posts, Weekly Wine Pick • 0 Comments

    This wine offers cool climate structure combined with the ripeness and richness of a warm vintage — the result is a lot of intensity and complexity for the money. Enjoy! Penfolds 2008 Shiraz Coonawarra Bin 128 ($26). Tightly wound black currant, blackberry and tobacco leaf aromas and flavors are layered with touches of aromatic licorice, cedar,...

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    Weekly Wine Pick: Antonin Guyon 2008 Beaune Clos de la Chaume Gaufriot

    by  • September 30, 2011 • All Posts, Random Rants & Raves, Weekly Wine Pick • 0 Comments

    I absolutely fell in love with this wine a couple of months ago, and I just keep finding excuses to pick up additional bottles. Someone needs to stop me… Antonin Guyon 2008 Beaune Close de la Chaume Gaufriot ($45). Really lovely, with layers of polished aromas and flavors — black raspberry, wild strawberry, delicate...

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    Weekly Wine Pick: Buried Cane 2009 No-Oak Chardonnay Whiteline

    by  • September 23, 2011 • All Posts, Bargain Wines, Weekly Wine Pick • 0 Comments

    This week’s Pick is a Bargain Wine from Washington State. And it’s a great choice for a crisp, clean, everyday Chardonnay. Enjoy! Buried Cane 2009 Chardonnay Columbia Valley No-Oak Whiteline ($14). Solidly made and easy to enjoy, offering layers of green apple and aromatic citrus, light spice and hazelnut, and a subtly creamy note....

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