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Entries from August 2007

Twin Fin Pinot Grigio

August 25th, 2007 · 2 Comments

*Twin Fin California Pinot Grigio- Price last paid $9.99 -White -2005
RATING: “Good enough for my numb tongue”
What I thought: OK, I really don’t love whites. I could be wrong therefore on any white of which I write. (clever huh) However, it was a hot, I mean 103 hot, day. We were cooking spicy chicken [...]

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Tags: Recent Quests (Wine Tastings) · Twin Fin Wines

Les Hautes de la Brune

August 19th, 2007 · No Comments

*Les Hautes de la Brune Coteaux Du Launguedoc – Price last paid $14.99 -Red -2005
RATING: Serve to Guests
What I thought: Good solid wine yet smooth. Full tasting though a touch fruity to my poor bruised palate. Has a real pleasant looking deep red color. Great presentation. The bottle suggests you [...]

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Tags: Great $10 Reds · Les Hautes de la Brunes Winery · Recent Quests (Wine Tastings)

Chalone Vineyard Pinot Noir

August 19th, 2007 · No Comments

*Chalone Vineyard Pinot Noir – Price last paid $15.99 -Red -2004

RATING: Serve to Guests!

What I thought: OK, it was $15.99 at World Market, not $10, but I didn’t buy it. My wife did. (After seeing the movie “Sideways”.) Still is that really too much to spend on a good wine? I have [...]

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Tags: Great $10 Reds · Recent Quests (Wine Tastings)

Blackstone Cabernet

August 18th, 2007 · No Comments

Blackstone California Cab
 
*Blackstone Winery California Cabernet – Price last paid $10.49 -Red -2005
RATING: Serve to guests!

What I thought: I love this wine. Bold yet smooth to the tongue. Complex, not overly fruity with a spicy taste…with a little cinnamon, pepper ?..also a bit smoky, good lingering aftertaste as well. The nose is rich but [...]

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Tags: BlackStone Winery · California Wines · Great $10 Reds · Recent Quests (Wine Tastings)

BV Coastal California Cab

August 5th, 2007 · No Comments

* BV Coastal California Cabernet- Price last paid $15.49 -Red -2003
Rating: Serve to Guests!
What I thought: 11/02/2006 What’s to like? Good bottle of wine. Very smooth on the tongue yet still bold enough to say, “I’m a Cab.” [...]

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Tags: BV Coastal Winery · California Wines · Great $10 Reds · Recent Quests (Wine Tastings)