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8 November, 2017

Vale do Bomfim 2015 Red Wine Blend

Vale do Bomfim 2015 Red Wine Blend
Comments : 1 Posted in : Other Red Blends, Red Wine, Touriga Nacional, Wine on by : The Gourmez
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Vale do Bomfim 2015 Red Wine Blend Douro, Portugal 13.9% ABV I’m about to leave for the 2017 Wine Bloggers Conference in Santa Rosa, and I thought, before I take off, I’d post one of my regular features since I started this blog in 2007: the simple wine review. Wine blogging has changed a lot
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2 August, 2017

Best Wines on the APVSA Wine Not! Tour

Best Wines on the APVSA Wine Not! Tour
Posted in : Champagne / Champenoise Style, Languedoc, Malvasia, Other Red Blends, Red Wine, Sparkling Wine, White Wine, Wine on by : The Gourmez
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In May, the Association for the Promotion of Wines and Spirits in North America (the APVSA, based in Montreal) came to San Francisco on their spring tasting tour–the Wine Not! Tour. As a member of the new media, I was invited along to taste the wines they sampled for potential distributors, importers, and retail clients.
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14 March, 2017

Left Coast Cellars Wines

Left Coast Cellars Wines
Posted in : Other Sparkling Wine Types, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Grigio / Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Red Wine, Sparkling Wine, White Wine, Wine on by : The Gourmez
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Obligatory disclaimer: Left Coast Cellars provided these wines for my review for free. My experience with Left Coast Cellars (website here) is not a long one…but it has certainly been a fruitful one. And I didn’t even intend that to be a wine pun. Ivy Hover is Left Coast’s marketing director, an A+ person, and my
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30 March, 2012

Comique Revolution Blanc 2010

Posted in : Other White Blends, White Wine on by : The Gourmez
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Comique Revolution Blanc 2010 Central Coast, CA Look at this — another wine that won me over with its label artistry! I’m so predictable. This time, that art is an alluring blend of golden tones with black lines portraying some odd lords and ladies along with exclamations that they had to “cut the fluff!” apparently
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28 March, 2012

Espiral Vinho Rosé

Posted in : Rose Wine, Vinho Rose, Vinho Verde on by : The Gourmez
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Espiral Vinho Rosé Gaia, Portugal Apologies, but I have no wine label to share with you. This is a bottle I picked up at Trader Joe’s — hopefully, that helps if you’re interested in it? Espiral Vinho Rosé is a rosé version of vinho verde, and I was super excited to see it. I love
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21 March, 2012

Alexander Valley Rendition Zinfandel 2009

Posted in : Primitivo / Zinfandel, Red Wine on by : The Gourmez
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Alexander Valley Rendition Zinfandel 2009 Sonoma Country, CA Strawberry and nectarine simmered with nutmeg are the most prominent smells from this leathery red wine. It smells sharp, full-bodied, and young.  Strawberry remains when drinking it, but the spice is more akin to allspice. It tastes a lot lighter than it smells, and eucalyptus and brown
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14 March, 2012

Epicurio 2008 Primitivo Di Manduria Vendemmia

Posted in : Primitivo / Zinfandel, Red Wine on by : The Gourmez
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Epicurio 2008 Primitivo Di Manduria Vendemmia Apulia, Italy The nose of this wine made from a relative of the zinfandel grape is full of rich milk chocolate truffle with a hint of raspberry. The smell makes me rather excited to drink it, I must say, as truffles with raspberry are my favorite ratings, after all.
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18 January, 2012

Yellowtail Shiraz Grenache 2010

Comments : 1 Posted in : Garnacha / Grenache, Red Wine, Shiraz / Syrah on by : The Gourmez
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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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16 December, 2009

Black Swan Merlot — Wine Review (and a few notes)

Posted in : Merlot, Red Wine, Wine on by : The Gourmez
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Expect my blog posts to continue being a bit sporadic until the new year — we are headed out of town to visit friends and family in LA in a week, so while I hope to keep up posts, I’m not hitting quite as many restaurants lately due to lack of time!  I do plan
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23 October, 2009

Wine Review–Turning Leaf Pinot Noir 2007

Comments : 2 Posted in : Pinot Noir, Red Wine on by : The Gourmez
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Wine: Turning Leaf Pinot Noir 2007 Region: Germany This pinot noir has a vibrant nose of Saint Anne’s cherry.  Until this glass, it had been a long time since I’d had a bright, light-bodied wine that didn’t make me pucker.  It’s very tasty, with plenty of mildly tart cherries to plop in your mouth.  Have
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