Mezzo on North Rancho
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My Las Vegas: Mezzo

The Smith & Hook was far too rambunctious and showed its youth. Wait. Let’s back up. Did I really say that?!?

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Speed Blogging Red3
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Wine Bloggers Conference 2014 – Speed Blogging 2

This is “as is” with no corrections, and once again, I apologize for any typos and any gibberish.

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Trader Joe's 2010 Petite Reserve Napa Valley Merlot
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Trader Joe’s, Pine Ridge, and Learning Your Own Palate

I would love to be able to enjoy the 98+ point wines, but no wine shops have layaway.

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Hug Cellars 2010 Starr Ranch Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
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2010 Hug Cellars Cabernet. Boom.

Unfortunately, that means that sometimes I miss on stocking up on wines that once opened, may not be replaceable. Like this one. Oh well.

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Cabernet Grapes
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Paso Robles Cab Collective Wine Trail. ish.

I won’t name any names, but I recently spoke with a Master Sommelier whose lip actually curled (!!!) when talking about Paso Robles Cabs. Was that a sneer or what?!?

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2004 Villicana Cabernet Sauvignon
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Tale of the Hat and Old Wine

Alex gave me a look and said, “You lost him?!? With THAT hat?!?” And it’s been an ongoing inside chuckle ever since!

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Bottles of DAOU
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The Estates – DAOU Vineyards & Winery

Inside of the building, there is a stunningly beautiful tasting bar made completely of Onyx and backlit underneath. Wow.

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Paso Robles Cab Collective
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Paso Robles CAB Collective (PRCC) Wine Trail

They have come together to show that Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon is now a force in the wine world, and they are going to be its evangelists.

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End of the world or what?
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End-of-the-World Wine – What Are You Drinking?

Well, now that the end of the world is nigh, I figured that I may as well find something that’s worth drinking while the Earth is exploding (or we’re being invaded by aliens, Zombies have attacked, the waters have flooded the desert, blah blah blah. Or whatever).

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2002 Provenance Merlot
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Sin! Debauchery! Dust! Wine!

Now that I have your attention, I just wanted to share a little about the amazing weekend I spent with The Wineaux Guy™ and talk about some of the fabulous wines we had.

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2000 Ortman Family Vineyards Cabernet
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Napa Cab Shows Its Stuff

So just how good could an 11-year-old Napa Cab be?

Please. You’re kidding, right?

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Thyme1
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The Wine Garden

One of the descriptors for Cabernet Sauvignon is “thyme,” and fresh thyme helps to emphasize this characteristic. And that means that even an inexpensive Cab – one that still has a decent pedigree, that is – can be something special.

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