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Wente Vineyards 2008 Morning Fog Chardonnay, San Francisco Bay, USA

She and Him are a West Coast duo that are seriously fun, just like the Wente Vineyards 2008 Morning Fog Chardonnay.  The wine comes from a fog covered vineyard near San Francisco, more or less half way between the Los Angeles and Washington State homes of the two She and Him collaborators, Zooey Deschanel and Matt Ward.  If you haven't heard there recent single “In the Sun,” image what Feist would sound like if she was from California. The wine is a very approachable, it starts with green Read more [...]

Chateau de Brau Cuvée Exquise Cabardés 2007, Languedoc, France

2007 was a hot and dry year across Europe, and France was not spared. Winemakers there were rewarded with some hard earned fruit-forward wines that were a feast consumers who revere French blends with a little bit of jam. Organic growers like Chateau de Brau had to be especially resourceful in producing enough wine with limited, yet concentrated, yields. The Cuvée Exquise is a great example of what a blended wines can be. A product of Merlot, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah which are all Read more [...]

La Rouviole AOC Minervois Red, Languedoc, France

Situated in the Languedoc region France is the Minervois. The Languedoc has never had the shine or great “Ooh la la” value that some of the pin-up poster regions like Bordeaux enjoy. So if you are like me, you look to the Languedoc for great value wines – all substance and no flash. The Minervois AOC designation gives local growers virutally no limitations as a great number of varieties can end up in any Minervois AOC red wine. This can be a turn off for consumers who shop on varietal. Anything Read more [...]

Domaine des Carabiniers Rosé 2008, Rhône, France

Has spring sprung in your neck of the woods? Are you getting ready to dust the winter off your bar-b-que and dare I mention set up the patio furniture? Maybe the food you are cooking reflects the warming of the temperature and you are not cooking as many heavy carb foods. Your local wine store has also taken notice of the change in seasons and might be stocking more rosés.   I used to be intimidated by the feminine nature of rosés. I am more likely to wear a lumberjack shirt than a pink shirt Read more [...]

Les Hauts de Bellevue Red And White, Bordeaux, France

Stéphanie Dolet is everything you would expect from a French wine merchant. She heads up the Export department at France's largest organic wine producer, Vignobles Raymond. Her boss Lionel Raymond converted his 321 acre estate to Organic and is now out to show the world what the organic effect is on Bordeaux wines and has put that task in the hands of a coquette-ish and effervescent sales professional. Effortlessly sophisticated and approachably elegant describe the wine and its ambassador.   Starting Read more [...]

Baron Philippe de Rothschild Mouton Cadet Bordeaux 2007, Bordeaux, France

Mouton Cadet has become a trusted brand to millions of wine drinkers and franco-files around the globe. The best known name in Bordeaux evokes timeless quality and an affordable piece of old world nobility. Made of the three noble grapes of the area Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot you can expect each and every bottle to taste uniformly accurate to the iconic Mouton Cadet formula. The taste is soil forward with muted fruit and a semi full body. Many French 2007s show concentrated fruit Read more [...]
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