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Wine Sisterhood Chardonnay

Wine shopping in Target still seems wrong to me.  It seems like the selection is just always so, well, Target.  It’s bourgeois, and has quality, but not true high end, nor is it packed with the hidden gems of stores with … Continue reading

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PromisQous

Blends are always interesting.  They allow a multiple grapes to join forces, leverage their strengths, and create wines that have characters outside the standard single varietal bottles.  This means that jammy nature of a Zinfandel could combine with the smooth … Continue reading

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2010 Alterra Merlot

Welcome to the fifth of six tastings, Merlot, for a back to wine basics series.  Merlot is something of the middle child between Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon.  While not necessarily a perfect moderate, it does offer something of a … Continue reading

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2009 Vin Parfait Chardonnay

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2007 Freakout White Wine

Sometimes when a wine is on sale, it’s a chance to get something cheaper.  Other times it means the wine has been sitting too long.  2007 Freakout White Wine is a blend of Pinot Grigio, Ribolla Gialla, Sauvignon Blanc, and … Continue reading

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2009 Irony Chardonnay

Irony is one of those wines that benefits from the name.  It of course could mean any number of things, but for some reason it seems that it would perhaps deliver a chardonnay experience that isn’t typical of chardonnay.  With that … Continue reading

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2010 Sutter Home White Zinfandel

Sutter Home is one of the largest names in the business when it comes to growing White Zinfandel.  Being extremely popular is a benefit when it comes to being exposed to the general consciousness, but it can also be a … Continue reading

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