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Rex Pickett: Valparaiso & Beyond

(Chile) – Rex Pickett has been so busy enjoying himself in Chile, it’s been hard for him to keep up with his blog. Sometimes wine and good company can do that. However, we’ve still been able to explore along w...
 
 
Dan Traucki
 
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The Secret of the Saperavi Grape

The Republic of Georgia in the former Soviet Union is known as one of the oldest winemaking regions in the world, there proof of wine having been made there 8,000 years ago. It is also the home of an amazing red grape called Sa...

 
 
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2009 SV Estate Pinot Noir

  Wine Overview: Stoller’s 2009 SV Estate Pinot Noir comes from a selection of their best vineyard blocks and barrels in the cellar. After fermentation, the wine was put into barrel to undergo malolactic fermentation...
 
 
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2009 Buccella Cabernet Sauvignon

  Production Notes: Our Cabernet Sauvignon is crafted from diverse, premium fruits thoughtfully cultivated by a variety of small vineyards spanning the Napa Valley. Low yields and great clonal pedigree, combined with metic...

 
 
Jeff Cox
 
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From Gravs to Grapes

By: Jeff Cox Throughout the 20th Century, the rolling hills that lay northwest of the Sonoma County town of Sebastopol, California, achieved a few days of absolute grandeur each April as hundreds of thousands of Gravenstein app...
 
 
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2010 Kramer Vineyards Brut Sparkling Wine

  Production Notes: The grapes were harvested by hand and whole-cluster pressed. The juice settled overnight then was transferred to a stainless steel tank for primary fermentation. The base wine aged in bulk for 8 months ...

 
 
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2009 Sinclair Estate Vineyards Sangiovese

  Production Notes: Lewis Vineyard, Sangiovese 40% Desert Hills, Sangiovese 36% Lewis Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon 12% Les Collines, Malbec 12% Alcohol: 14.1% pH: 3.66 TA: 0.68g/100mL Barrel Aged: 24 months Bottled: Octobe...
 
 
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Quality of Wine Series: Introduction to Wine Quality

Is wine quality subjective? As a professional wine taster it’s about discovering the objective side of your palate.

 
 
Jeff Cox
 
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Great Wines Come From Eggs?!

By: Jeff Cox    Yes, great wines are coming from eggs—concrete eggs to be exact. Here’s the story. Back before Prohibition, many California wineries fermented their grapes in big, rectangular concrete tanks. Concrete wor...
 
 
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2009 Foppiano Vineyards Petite Sirah

  Production Notes: While many winemakers treat Petite Sirah like Cabernet, Winemaker Natalie West prefers gentle handling of her Estate Petite Sirah and even treats it like Pinot Noir. Once in the cellar, the grapes exper...