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23 January, 2013

Borsao 2011 Grenache

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Borsao 2011 Grenache Borja, Spain   Grenache wines are hit or miss with me. I adore Spanish wines, but Tempranillo has a special place in my heart. Grenache can sometimes be too dry for my palate and not as lively as its Spanish cousin. But when it hits, it’s a memorably layered wine. This is
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9 November, 2012

TerraVITA Media Farm Tour: Stop 3, Whitted Bowers Farm

TerraVITA Media Farm Tour: Stop 3, Whitted Bowers Farm
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After learning about different methods for processing coffee beans and getting our buzz on at Joe Van Gogh’s coffee roastery, the TerraVITA 2012 Media Farm Tour group headed on to the next stop in our jam-packed day. That stop was Whitted Bowers Farm in Cedar Grove, NC. It’s owned by Rob Bowers and Cheri Whitted
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18 January, 2012

Yellowtail Shiraz Grenache 2010

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Yellowtail Shiraz Grenache 2010 Southeastern Australia Blueberry flavors come first with this wine, but they melt away into something that reminds me of the fig butter I just picked up from Trader Joe’s. But this wine is bitterer than the fig butter and pretty dry. There’s a heat to it, and I’d call it medium
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5 January, 2011

Three Knights Russian River Merlot 2006

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Three Knights 2006 Russian River Valley Merlot Sonoma, CA Prunes and strawberries dominate the nose. There’s a crushed mint flavor that accentuates the wine’s primary notes of pepper and a bright berry somewhere between blue and boysen. Plenty of dry mouth left when the wine’s been swallowed.

15 July, 2010

Redwood Creek Pinot Noir 2009

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Redwood Creek Pinot Noir 2009 Modesto, California, bottling of French grapes This pinot has a nose of blueberry, teriyaki, vanilla, and cardamom, and even though I don’t like blueberries, it smells like it’d be a great sauce for duck or a thick steak. When sipping, the element of spice is the most pronounced. The cardamom
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