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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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21 January, 2014

Fat Grape Winery 2010 Merlot

Fat Grape Winery 2010 Merlot
Posted in : Merlot, Red Wine, Wine on by : becca
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Fat Grape Winery 2010 Merlot Northern California I posted recently about what I’d recommend for a foodie day trip to Treasure Island. Fat Grape was the sulfite-free winery we visited that offers a zillion different types of wine to taste for free. The Fat Grape 2010 Merlot was one of two wines that impressed me,
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15 June, 2011

Tempra Tantrum 2009

Posted in : Red Wine, Tempranillo, Wine on by : becca
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Tempra Tantrum 2009 Bodegas, Spain This wine with a moderately amusing name is a tempranillo and cabernet sauvignon blend. You’d think they’d go all tempranillo with the name, but trust me—they did well with the blend. They also sell a tempranillo and shiraz blend under the same name, just in case you get confused! The
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3 January, 2011

Quarles Harris Ruby Porto

Comments : 2 Posted in : Fortified Wine, Port on by : becca
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Quarles Harris Ruby Porto Gaia, Portugal The smell of this port is unappealing, like glue. Luckily, I already know it isn’t a bad bottle, because I used it in a cranberry curry sauce the other day, and there was no sign of foul tastes, so I’ll carry on past the nose—okay, I’d carry on past
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27 May, 2010

Blue Fin Chardonnay 2008

Posted in : Chardonnay, White Wine on by : becca
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Blue Fin Chardonnay 2008 Napa, California This wine is bland on first sip, but then a note of eucalyptus chimes in. It’s just a fleeting note, though, so bland still wins the day for me. It might be a stretch, but I think I taste pineapple and light brown sugar. It’s quite sweet for a
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