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Pietradolce Etna Rosso 2015

Pietradolce Etna Rosso 2015

I have tasted very few Etna wines.  This wine is made from nerello mascalese, which presents with both pinot noir and nebbiolo like attri...
d'Arenberg Stephanie the Gnome Rosé 2017

d'Arenberg Stephanie the Gnome Rosé 2017

This d'Arenberg label is typically odd, but the wine inside is good.  A lesser seen blend of sangiovese (73%) and shiraz (27%), this ...
Rymill Coonawarra cabernet sauvignon new releases: 2012 and 2014

Rymill Coonawarra cabernet sauvignon new releases: 2012 and 2014

The Coonawarra Vignerons website ( here ) is a wealth of information about local vintage conditions, albeit in a glass half full kind of a w...
Cristom Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Mt. Jefferson Cuvée 2013

Cristom Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Mt. Jefferson Cuvée 2013

I've had some very good Australian pinot noirs, but it does seem that there are a series of foreign regions that are gifted easier cl...
Huntington Estate Block Three Cabernet Sauvignon Mudgee 2012

Huntington Estate Block Three Cabernet Sauvignon Mudgee 2012

Credit where it is due.  This is a very good cabernet sauvignon from the Mudgee region in New South Wales.  It is probably the best I'...

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