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Rosario Estates Chardonnay 2015

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John wine Snob says: Mrs. Wine Snob and I went to a dinner party at the home of friends. We arrived with four bottles of wine, and I gave our gracious hosts instructions as to the order in which we … Continue reading

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Fadeaway Pinot Noir 2014

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John Wine Snob says:What wine does one have with an odd and eclectic meal like roasted potatoes, borscht, strong French cheeses with bread, and fresh figs? The meal was then topped off with chocolate ice cream. I don’t know!!! I … Continue reading

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Owl’s Lair 2011 Red Blend


John Wine Snob says: I found the Owl’s Lair 2011 blend from Mendocino in Total Wine for about $10. I opened it and got a slight bitter aroma so I poured a glass and let it breathe for about 10 minutes. … Continue reading

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Coppola Rosso and Bianco 2012

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John Wine Snob says: The Coppola wines are usually not my favorite, but they are not bad casual wines. They are not expensive, but still a little over priced for the quality. I guess we are paying for the Coppola … Continue reading

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Laurent Dublanc Cotes du Rhone

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John Wine Snob says: The Laurent Dublanc Cotes du Rhone from France was just what I expected. It was a bit spicy and a bit like the rocky soil in which it is grown. I had this one stored in … Continue reading

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Black Black Box Malbec

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John Wine Snob says: What can be worse than box wine? Usually almost anything, but Mrs. Wine Snob and I had dinner at the home of friends who served the Black Black Box Malbec (no vintage) from Argentina, and it … Continue reading

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Sophia Slavyantsi 2011

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John Wine Snob says: I always promise myself that I will not drink anymore Balkan wines, but oops I did it again. They are usually fortified with sugar and they spoil honorable grapes. It was a little different this time … Continue reading

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Tartana Lane Chardonnay

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  John Wine Snob says:   ‘Twas a beautiful evening in Phoenix. I stir-fried a variety of Squashes with herbs from the garden and lemons for our tree.  I wilted some red kale with sweet onions, slivered almonds, raisins, and … Continue reading

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TJ’s Coastal Merlot 2011


John Wine Snob says: Our good friends Ingrid and Gabe brought over. Bottle of the Coastal Merlot 2011 from Trader Joe’s. Looks like from the pic that Ingrid didn’t want to share much, but I got in a few sips. … Continue reading

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D’Autrefois Pinot Noir 2011

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This is what Total Wine says about this wine:Vin de Pays, France- Fantastic value in a complex Pinot Noir, from a winery with longstanding ties to Burgundy. An alluring bouquet of cherry and berry fruit is framed by subtle vanilla … Continue reading