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Red Blends from Portugal


Thanks to Yuri at Figu bar and restaurant in Lisbon, we were able to try many interesting and tasty Portuguese wines! My favorite from this group was the Papa Figos which was a very smooth red wine blend from the … Continue reading

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Simi Sonoma County Chardonnay 2014

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Some wines are like old friends..you may not keep in touch very often, but when you connect again it’s like no time passed..Simi chardonnay is like that for me..haven’t tasted the chardonnay in many years,  not this particular terroir but … Continue reading

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Alta Maria 2014 Chardonnay

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The Alta Maria 2014 Chardonnay is a lovely wine…It has an oaky nose with vanilla and dare I say? lemongrass?? Yes I said it..a bit of mild tartness and yet a smooth creamy finish with lot’s of disparate tastes bouncing around … Continue reading

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Sterling Meritage 2014

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What a great find! and perfect for the Holidaze!!! ( If you know what I mean! ) Lovely berry flavors, well rounded and tasted great by itself as well as with a NewYork roast with roasted vegetables. The best part … Continue reading

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Chateau Roc de Pellebouc 2015 Bordeaux

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John Wine Snob says: Christmas just isn’t Christmas without a great bottle of wine, and Mrs. Wine Snob, Father-in-law Wine Snob, and I had one. The Chateau Roc de Pellebouc 2015 Bordeaux at $25 was all it was cracked up … Continue reading

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Markstone 2013 Pinot Noir

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Well I think it’s true that most wines from Carneros in California are really good wines..This Pinot is no exception! My new go to Pinot for $10. it’s a real winner. Nice body, some earth and oak a smooth finish … Continue reading

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Vignobles Lacheteau Pouilly Fume’

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The Lacheteau Pouilly Fume’ is a perfect summer wine. I sipped a bit while drawing an underground wine cellar idea…It’s a sauvignon blanc for sure the kind I like..it’s not grassy like the New Zealand types and has a bit … Continue reading

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Pierre Rougon Ventoux 2013 Grenache/Syrah

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John Wine Snob says:Mrs wine Snob and I had dinner at the French Grocery in Phoenix. They have an endless and exclusively French wine list, so choosing is not an easy task. We decided to go cheap (go figure) and … Continue reading

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Unsung Hero 2014 Shiraz


John Wine Snob says:150 Rand ($10) will get you a bottle of Unsung Hero 2014 Shiraz from South Africa. It is a full-bodied wine that feels a bit dusty. There are some red currant flavors and a pleasant bitterness that … Continue reading

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Chateau de Parenchere Bordeaux 2011

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John Wine Snob says:Le Chateau de Parenchere Bordeaux 2011 est un vin très excellent. I am such a francophile that I can never resist any French wine. I don’t know if they even know how to make a bad one. … Continue reading