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6 March, 2019

Harney Lane Wines

Harney Lane Wines
Posted in : Chardonnay, Primitivo / Zinfandel, Red Wine, White Wine on by : becca
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Harney Lane Wines Wine Region: Lodi, CA Obligatory disclaimer: All wines mentioned in this blog were free to me for review. The Winery: Harney Lane Winery and Vineyards stands on farmland owned by the Mettler family since 1900. Currently, its proprietors are Jorja and Kyle Lerner and Jorja’s mother, Kathy Mettler. The Mettler’s history with
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27 February, 2019

Bravante Vineyards Wines

Bravante Vineyards Wines
Posted in : Cabernet Sauvignon, Other Red Blends, Red Wine on by : becca
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Obligatory disclaimer: These wines from Bravante Vineyards were free for my review. The Winery Bravante Vineyards has been producing wine for nearing twenty years on Howell Mountain, in the eastern Napa Valley. Their small selection of wines is all estate-grown, from either the Stone Ridge or Black Oak vineyards. Duane Dappen, who owns D-Cubed Cellars
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23 February, 2019

Dow’s 2012 Late Bottled Vintage Porto

Dow’s 2012 Late Bottled Vintage Porto
Posted in : Port, Wine on by : becca
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Dow’s 2012 Late Bottled Vintage Porto Douro, Portugal The Review Obligatory disclaimer: This bottle was free to me for review. Ports like the Dow’s 2012 Late Bottled Vintage Porto are why I know I must take a tour of the Douro Valley someday. Rosy floral notes wind through the labyrinth of a cut open fig—you
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2 November, 2018

Livermore’s Bodegas Aguirre Winery

Livermore’s Bodegas Aguirre Winery
Comments : 2 Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Chardonnay, Fortified Wine, Petite Sirah, Port, Red Wine, Tasting Rooms in Livermore - CA, White Wine, Wine on by : becca
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The History Last spring, I had the pleasure of visiting Bodegas Aguirre Winery for the first time. Obligatory disclaimer: This was an invitation extended to media, and thus, free to me. Located in the Livermore Valley, which is a historic Californian wine region, Bodegas Aguirre is the passion project of cardiac surgeon Ricardo Aguirre. Dr.
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23 October, 2018

McCay Trulux Zinfandel 2014

McCay Trulux Zinfandel 2014
Posted in : Primitivo / Zinfandel, Red Wine, Wine on by : becca
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McCay Trulux Zinfandel 2014 Lodi, CA If Anne Shirley’s cherry cordial was blackberry instead, this is exactly how I imagine it. Medium-bodied with a nose full of very dark, extra ripe berries. I want to make a syrup with it and pour it over pancakes or maybe reduce it with vinegar for a tasty drizzle.
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26 September, 2018

Stellina 2012 Reserve Old Vine Zinfandel

Stellina 2012 Reserve Old Vine Zinfandel
Posted in : Primitivo / Zinfandel, Red Wine, Wine on by : becca
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Stellina 2012 Reserve Old Vine Zinfandel Lodi, CA Stellina 2012 Reserve Old Vine Zinfandel comes from Estate Crush, a custom crush facility producing a great many small lot wines from grapes in the Lodi area of California. They sell wine from the Stellina Estate Vineyard under their own Estate Crush label. Its nose offers a
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27 July, 2018

A Tasting at Turiya Wines

A Tasting at Turiya Wines
Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Merlot, Other Red Blends, Petit Verdot, Red Wine, Tasting Rooms in Lompoc - CA, Wine on by : becca
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Obligatory disclaimer: This tasting of Turiya Wines was free to me. I spent my formative years on the Central Coast, in Santa Maria, California. While I lived there, I had no idea it was a wine-growing region. My family is conservative, religious stock – having a drink is as likely to bring forth admonitions about
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28 June, 2018

Chateau Montelena Calistoga Zinfandel 2014

Chateau Montelena Calistoga Zinfandel 2014
Posted in : Primitivo / Zinfandel, Red Wine, Wine on by : becca
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Chateau Montelena Calistoga Zinfandel 2014 Calistoga, CA Obligatory disclaimer: I received this bottle of Chateau Montelena Calistoga Zinfandel 2014 as a free sample for review. The Wine This Napa Valley zinfandel was aged in Irish oak barrels, which is a highly unusual choice for Californian winemaking. It smells like a candy that doesn’t exist but
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25 June, 2018

Milk & Honey Cream Liqueur Review

Milk & Honey Cream Liqueur Review
Posted in : Beverage, Liqueurs, Product Reviews, Recipes on by : becca
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Milk & Honey Cream Liqueur ABV: 12.5% The Liqueur I first heard about Milk & Honey in 2015, when Justin Lubin, who developed the liqueur, contacted me to taste test it. Obligatory disclaimer: The bottle I’m reviewing was sent as a thank you gift from Lubin for my participation in that early stage of its
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