Gallo Pinot
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…To the Ridiculous – $2.98 Pinot Noir Review

One month later, I finally decided to taste it. Had to let it *age,* you know.

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2009 Asuncion Ridge Pinot Noir

Do you think I’m going to say bad things about a well-made example of my favorite varietal? I think not.

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Lovely - if detailed - label, lovely wine.
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2011 Dr. Heidemanns-Bergweiler Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Auslese

I’ve been fortunate enough to taste a Riesling that was nearly 30 years old, and it was glorious. A deep, rich gold with flavors of honey and octane. Delicious.

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2004 Robert Young Estates Scion-Sonoma vs. Napa

Since my years of spring chickenhood are far behind me, I decided to cap the “aging” time frame at about ten years. Seems reasonable.

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The Words of Wine

Yours truly isn’t completely innocent of wine overspeak, by the way. I vaguely recall – in the pre website-getting-hacked days – describing a Pinotage as “pugilistic.”

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The elit™ and drinks.
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Three Grand in My Hand

After talking with a few folks and greeting old friends, the moment had arrived to taste the vodka. I don’t know how the others felt, but I was very excited!

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Vietnamese pho (Image: caitriana used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
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Pho and Pinot Noir – My Opinion. As Always.

This is the time of year when the words “hot soup” can cause a smiling physical reaction. Even in Las Vegas it’s very cold (25°F when I left for work this morning), and the vision of curling up with a blanket and a bowl of hot soup is oh so comforting.

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Spitting-boy
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Tasting Wine and Learning to Spit – A Short Rant

The little girl in me will always feel that the male of the species has cooties.

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Repeal Day! 80 Years Later

I, for one, raised a glass of wine in celebration. I hope that you did, too!

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WE, Paso Robles, and Damning with Faint Praise

Was it genuine respect, damning with faint praise, or was I being overly skeptical of the tone of Wine Enthusiast’s gushing press release? You tell me.

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ElAlbar
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Nailed It! My Finals Rock!

Jocularity aside, I was surprised at what I already knew, what I learned, and how I applied it in the final. I rock, frankly. And so I decided to celebrate.

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Marsannay
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Wine and Beans – Magical?

Every now and then I decide to get all cheffy and do great stuff. This Monday night, Veterans Day (Ooorah), was one of those days.

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