Tag Archives: Wine Over $10

2009 Green Truck Chardonnay

Disclaimer: This bottle was sent to us by the folks over at 585 Wine Partners, not purchased by the First Pour Wine. The opinions expressed are solely those of First Pour Wine. While it’s been a while since I visited … Continue reading

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2010 Muirwood “Zanetta Vineyard” Reserve Chardonnay

A few weeks ago, during the launch of Back to Wine Basics 2012, we stumbled across 2010 Muirwood Chardonnay.  It was a wonderfully balanced combination of oak and fruit, making it an ideal candidate to show the pleasing potential of … Continue reading

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2008 The Watcher Shiraz

If there was a prize for the bottle art that blew my mind last year, it definitely goes to Fetish’s V Spot Viognier.  While 2008 The Watcher Shiraz doesn’t make quite the splash that V Spot did, it certainly has … Continue reading

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2008 Fetish “The V Spot” Viognier

Sometimes bottle labels sucker in the best of us.  In this case 2008 Fetish “The V Spot” Viognier called to me time and time against at The Community Tap in Greenville.  After a rather uninspiring Viognier over thanks giving, this … Continue reading

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2009 côté EST

Le Campuget Grenache Viognier was by far one of my favorite wines this year, and a true standout on First Pour Wine.  That being said, when I saw that 2009 côté EST was 50% Grenache Blanc, 30% Chardonnay, and 20% … Continue reading

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2008 K Milbrandt Syrah

It seems I’ve spent the better part of the week with a lot of Mr. Charles Smith’s wines, and I can particularly think of a better set of bottles to have gone through.  While everything falls outside of First Pour … Continue reading

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2010 Burgáns Albariño

Albariño is one of those varietals that spent years being produced in massive quantities for locals, and never really showing the refinement it was capable of.  Thanks to the 1980’s that all changed, and regions in Spain, such as Rias Baixas, became … Continue reading

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2010 Les Hauts d’Acantalys

Our first Cru.  Well more than that, our first Cru Des Cotes Du Rhone.  Hailing from Lirac, this wine belongs to a select group of growers that are typically known for producing better wines.  Now, this isn’t always the case, … Continue reading

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2007 E.Guigal Côtes Du Rhône

The Rhône is without a doubt one of the best places in the world to enjoy a bottle of wine from.  The region is known for many fantastic producers, and almost all producers reach at least good quality if not … Continue reading

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Splurge Saturday: Frost Bitten Ice Riesling

Ice Wine is an extremely sweet style of wine, that is prevented from being cloying by the high volume of acidity.  The traditional method of making ice wine is to wait for the weather to turn cold enough for a … Continue reading

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