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18 July, 2014

WBC 14: Best Wines

WBC 14: Best Wines
Comments : 3 Posted in : Chardonnay, Events, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz / Syrah, Teroldego, Touriga Nacional, Wine, Wine Bloggers Conference 2014 on by : The Gourmez

This is the first of several posts covering my experience at the Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC14) held in Buellton, CA, last weekend. I’ll feature one per week, likely through August, and why not start with what’s most important to me? Naturally, that’s the wines themselves. Over the course of the conference, I tasted around 70
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29 June, 2011

Arrow Creek 2009 Pinot Noir

Posted in : Pinot Noir, Red Wine on by : The Gourmez

Arrow Creek 2009 Pinot Noir California It’s on the browner side of red for a wine, mudlike in color. I smell rhubarb, plum, and tobacco, and the plum sticks with me when sipping. It or some other stonefruit is prominent. There are a lot of tannins, and the wine tastes dark with coffee and tobacco
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13 June, 2011

Tisdale Pinot Noir (vintage free, yo!)

Posted in : Pinot Noir, Red Wine on by : The Gourmez

Tisdale Pinot Noir (vintage free, yo!) Modesto, CA This wine looks thin, watery, dark brown, and plum. It smells of bitter chocolate and currants. As expected, it tastes very thin and watery. Fleeting cocoa powder comes first followed by the currant and overripe figs with some apricot notes. Then the cocoa powder rushes back in
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15 July, 2010

Redwood Creek Pinot Noir 2009

Comments : 2 Posted in : Pinot Noir, Red Wine on by : The Gourmez

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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15 April, 2010

Jujube’s Semler Wine Dinner

Comments : 1 Posted in : Cabernet Sauvignon, Dining in Chapel Hill - NC, Pinot Noir, Restaurants, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz / Syrah on by : The Gourmez

Jujube’s Semler Wine Dinner There are few things I like more than wine dinners at Jujube. For $42 per person with four courses and four glasses of wine, they really aren’t a bad deal at all. Tuesday night, I went to one with my husband and a pair of foodie friends that was hosted by
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