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Entries from May 2008

Smoking Loon California Cabernet Sauvignon

May 25th, 2008 · No Comments

What a loony world. Smoking Loon Cali Cab 2006

RATING: Good Enough to Share with Brother Dave
I was minding my own business, deeply embroiled in thought during a solo lunch at a local deli and provisions shop. What weighed on my mind? I had to replace my lawn trimmer! You just don’t enter [...]

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Tags: California Wines · Recent Quests (Wine Tastings) · Smoking Loon

Ideas for Your Tax Rebate! Buy Wine Online!

May 17th, 2008 · 4 Comments

It’s Our Patriotic Duty!
Ok team USA, your help is needed once again. We need to make yet another national consumer sacrifice in order to preserve the American way of life. The situation is dire! You can see the concern as it is expressed on the face of every TV commentator on every cable news broadcast. [...]

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A Great $7.99 Chianti. Thank you Trader Joes

May 13th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Giordano D’Aquino Chianti Riserva 2003 paid $7.99

Ranking: Serve Proudly to Guests!
What Others Say:  from With a vinous bouquet of good intensity that refines with aging, a Riserva is barrel-aged at least two years. It consists of a full, dry, slightly tannic, harmonious flavor and is best served with grilled meats, game and seasoned cheeses. [...]

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Tags: D'Aquino Tuscany · Great $10 Reds · Italian Wines · Recent Quests (Wine Tastings)

California Cabernet Saves My Tastebuds!

May 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Estancia Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Paso Robles $13.99

What Others Say: winemaker’s notes:
In 1999, Estancia planted nearly 700 acres along the Estrella River benchland in Paso Robles, nearly 400 acres of which is Cabernet Sauvignon. This emerging region is ideal for producing grapes that result in complex and delicious Cabernet Sauvignon displaying intense [...]

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