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Hug Cellars Pinot & Syrah with Friends

No additives and no laboratory gymnastics to get the wines to fit a certain “profile,” just fermented grapes in a bottle. What more could you ask for.

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2009 Gap's Crown Chardonnay
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Tasting Notes: 2009 Gap’s Crown Chardonnay

I’m just not really a Chardonnay kind of gal. However, a good wine is a good wine and this is a good wine! Plus, it’s spring! Plus (insert any relevant excuse here to have an expensive wine on a weeknight)!

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Daily Drinkers: 2013 Le Grand Noir Chardonnay Blend

It’s one of a new type of wine from a maverick group of winemakers who are taking traditional grapes and doing very untraditional things with them.

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Hunt Cellars Chardonnay
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Tasting Notes: 2005 Hunt Cellars Moonlight Sonata Reserve Chardonnay

There’s no way that you’d confuse it with one of its Burgundian cousins; it is quintessentially California, and it wears its California style proudly.

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Today’s Tasting Note – 2012 Bridlewood Chardonnay Santa Barbara

Early adopters claim metaphysical powers of the egg, while others say that their customers like looking at them because they’re cool.

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J. Lohr Pinot Blanc
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Speed Blogging! Reviewing Whites

Fun from the Wine Bloggers Conference! Let’s see how this works!

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2011 Calera Chardonnay – Mt. Harlan Vineyard

While the visit to Caesar’s was pretty horrific – in fact, I haven’t returned – the one jewel was the glass of Calera Pinot Noir which was presented to me to make up for all of the Wine Fubars they had committed.

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I Love Talking About My First Time

Jocularity and minds-in-the-gutter snickering aside, I want to talk about my first time with specific types and varietals of wines and the impact that they made on my wine-loving experience.

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Sobon Rose
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Gold Country Rose! Yum!

On the nose I detected a whiff of watermelon interspersed with strawberries and beach. Yeah, beach. Think northern California beach, early morning, breezy and cool. Just a whiff of *that.*

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When the Wine You Hate is the Wine You Love

I remember enjoying it because it came out of a bottle that had a cork and wasn’t cloyingly sweet. It was a real wine, and I never drank the Strawberry Hill again.

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An Evening at Mezzo

As one person told me, “I’ve always wanted to learn about wines, and thought this was a good place to start.” Indeed.

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Avila Beach Wine Trail

Okay, since driving wasn’t involved, it was actually wine drinking. Staggering home is not illegal. At least as far as I know.

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