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murietta's well

Tasting the Estate Wines of Murrieta’s Well

In 1800, Joaquin Murrieta discovered a well on the property now known as Murrieta’s Well, and claimed the water was the best in the country. Fast forward to 1884 and French… More »

Tasting Notes week of May 7, 2017

Trivento Amado Sur Malbec 2014 Easy drinking Malbec with great balance bewtween ripe black fruit, vibrant acidity, and oak. Adler Fels “The Eagle Rock” Chardonnay 2015 Ripe Chardonnay flavors, fuller… More »

sterling

Tasting Notes February 7, 2017

Tasting Sterling Vineyards Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon Great 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon with good concentration of black fruit, zesty acidity, and a long finish. Good quality for the price, with just… More »

sagrantino

Tasting Notes Week of December 14, 2016

2014 Bianca’s White Bianca’s White is an expressive blend of 62% Sauvignon Blanc and 38% Semillon with exceptional depth and character. Each varietal was aged in white Bordeaux French oak… More »

Week of November 12, 2016

Two events recently made me eager to try and compare these wines. The first was a visit to Piedmont last week, where I was able to taste an assortment of… More »

Little Black Dress

Wine Reviews Week of July 4th

Curious what I’ve been drinking over the holiday week? Mercer Estate Wines I have a strong liking for Washington State Wines so I was excited to receive these samples. The… More »

wines for mother's day

Tasting Notes Week of May 7, 2017: Wines for Mother’s Day

Just in time: wines for Mother’s day! So many great wines for this special holiday … you won’t find anything dark and tannic in this line-up, just very fresh, tasty,… More »

New Wines from Macari

Just tried two new wines from Macari Vineyards in Long Island – always a delicious adventure. The first was Macari “Early Wine” 2015, so named because this 100% Chardonnay is… More »

Grandi Marchi Exclusive New York Guided Tasting & Lunch

  Inspired by visionary winemakers from across Italy, the 19 wineries of the Grand Marchi are icons of excellence. Great tasting today of 19 wines from world class, family run… More »

Tasting Domaine de Bila-Haunt Rouge 2014

The Roussillon is on the rise! Before tasting this 2014 bottle of Domaine de Bila-Haunt Rouge from Michel Chapoutier, I asked my companion to writing a tasting note … before… More »

Dr. L and Dr. L Dry Rieslings Hit the US Market

  Do you like Riesling wine?Here in NYC, it’s all the rage – some fanatics even have the name of this grape imprinted on their arm as a tattoo. Last night,… More »

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