Terra d’ Oro Chenin Blanc Viognier Blend 2014

Terro d' Oro Chenin Blanc Viognier Review

This is a nice Chenin Blanc/Viognier blend we picked up from our local grocery store for around $16.  Strong aromas of lime and pink grapefruit.  We found this light bodied wine to be very enjoyable and paired well with our Asian inspired pork fried rice dinner.  It has just a …

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The Federalist Dueling Pistols, 2009

The Federalist Dueling Pistols Wine Review

WOW – what a great wine for what I understand is the “introductory” year of this blend.  The “Dueling Pistols,” a blend of 50% Zinfandel and 50% Syrah, is anything BUT dueling.  These two grapes meld beautifully together producing a wine filled with aromas of dark berries, black currant and …

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Franciscan Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, 2007

I was really hopeful when picking out this bottle because the tag at the store stated it was a “Wine Advocate 94 rated” wine.  Purchased for a birthday dinner, I was attempting to get a nice wine we had never tried.  This wine does not drink like any 94 rated …

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Seghesio Old Vine Zinfandel, 2008

Seghesio wines receive high scores from places like Wine Spectator and this Old Vine Zin is a perfect example of why their wines consistently receive the highest marks. According to the Seghesio Family website, they specialize in Zinfandels – and this wine is proof of their hard work.  Everything you …

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Kistler Sonoma Mountan Chardonnay, 2009

Kistler Sonoma Chardonnay Review

This Chardonnay is nothing short of Fabulous.  From beginning to end is 100% pure joy.  The nose begins citrusy then quickly reveals notes of vanilla and butter.  The flavor is rich, complex and perfectly balanced.  This was one of our first introductions to an unfiltered commercial white wine and I …

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Pepperwood Grove Cabernet Sauvignon, 2009 BIG GREEN BOX

I saw this box of wine at a local store and was intrigued.  I am not particularly a fan of boxed wine.  I prefer to open a bottle of wine the old fashioned way – with a corkscrew.  That being said – the price was about $20 for approximately 4 …

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