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Today’s Tasting Notes: 2013 Cep Hopkins Ranch RRV Sauv Blanc (Peay)

It isn’t a world-changing wine, but it is one of the few California Sauv Blancs that I actually like. This is easily another Ernest Hemingway wine.

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2011 Dourthe Sauvignon Blanc - Bordeaux
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Daily Drinkers: 2011 Dourthe La Grand Cuvée Sauvignon Blanc

Drinking this wine and imagining oysters made me think of a Hemingway quote from A Moveable Feast: As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture…

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Speed Blogging! Reviewing Whites

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

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Today’s Tasting Note – California Sauv Blanc

However, there are a couple of white varietals that give me fits because I find that I’m always comparing them to their French counterparts.

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Honing Your Wine Chops with Summer Fruits

I’ve also discovered that dried pink grapefruit peel (recipe experiment) has the fragrance of “cat pee” which I find so appealing (no pun intended) in Sauv Blanc.

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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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From the Archives – White Wines Rock – Finally!

I never forsook my quest for a great Chardonnay, and because of that, I began to taste (and enjoy) a complete range of white wines. And in the process, I lost my ABC attitude. Oh, that means Anything But Chardonnay.

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End of Summer and Too Many White Wines

Of course, I realize that many of my friends would say that even a tablespoon of white wine is too much, but that’s not my point. And they’re a little on the extreme side. Kinda.

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From the Archives – I Love Cat Pee in My Wine…

And the fact that I like – even *expect* – the aroma of cat pee in my Sauvignon Blanc in no way indicates that I have a fetish for sniffing cat boxes. Otherwise, I’d probably actually own a cat.

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Rant Rant Rant Rant. My Opinion. And I Share It.

I will admit that some Napa Chards have exceeded the idea of balance in favor of the overdone (“What was that vintage? 2006 Louisville Slugger? Yum!”) With that being said, I’d rather have an overoaked Chard than one that tastes like lemonade laced with pineapple juice. I want WINE, not a melted popsicle.

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Wine Ratings and the Real World

Something you may not know is that wineries submit their wines for ratings. So what? That means that there are many wineries out there that do not submit, and therefore go “unrated” and unrecognized.

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