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28 January, 2014

Homewood Winery Merlot Port 2010

Homewood Winery Merlot Port 2010
Posted in : Fortified Wine, Port, Wine on by : becca
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Homewood Winery Merlot Port 2010 Dry Creek, CA I picked up this bottle on a recent sojourn to Sonoma from the one vineyard we ventured to on a quick day trip to the region. I thought the merlot port delicious in the tasting room, and I’m interested to see how it stacks up when drunk
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12 April, 2013

LaCheteau Vouvray 2011

Comments : 2 Posted in : Vouvray, White Wine on by : becca
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LaCheteau Vouvray 2011 Loire Valley, France The nose of this white wine is subdued. Honeydew and the tickle of tannins are all I get from it. On tasting, it initially reminds me of Southern white wines with a lot of sweetness. Luckily, a healthy dose of acidity counteracts that. It’s bright and buttery, and lime,
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8 August, 2012

Protocolo 2011 White Wine

Posted in : Tempranillo - White, White Wine, Wine on by : becca
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Protocolo 2011 White Wine Castilla, Spain This white wine blend is very light in coloring. It smells like honeysuckle and citrus with afterthoughts of vanilla and cedar. The wine is thin to medium bodied. Plenty of butter coats the mouth. Other than that buttery quality, there is honeydew and perhaps honeysuckle—I’ve never eaten it, so
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11 January, 2012

Bacardi Ron Solera 1873

Comments : 3 Posted in : Rum on by : becca
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Bacardi Ron Solera 1873 Mexico Lest the color of that bottle fool you like it fooled me, Bacardi’s 1873 Ron Solera is a golden rum, not a dark one. It’s aged up to three years in charred oak and was my choice of rum to try for sipping now that my bourbon addiction has waned.
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31 January, 2011

Tres Generaciones Plata

Comments : 1 Posted in : Tequila on by : becca
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Tres Generaciones Plata 100% Agave Mexico There are many, many inviting flavors in this tequila. You really ought to sip it on its own at least once. It could do well in a traditional margarita (only lime and triple sec), but I wouldn’t use it in any cocktail more complex than that. You don’t want
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