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Increasing temps have me stuck on cool, California Chardonnays lately, but I felt it time to break outside my standard vineyards and try a new one! So, I made an educated guess and opted for the 2010 Napa Valley Chardonnay from Franciscan Estates. This wine is crafted like a traditional Bordeaux & grown in an…

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One goddess in particular, Eos, Goddess of the Dawn.  Now doesn’t her résumé sound impressive! Well, in ancient Greece maybe more so… We’re keeping in-line with our Greek Week of flavors, with a wonderful Chardonnay crafted by Eos Estate Winery. Located in the Paso Robles wine region in Nothern CA, Eos has been perfecting estate varietals…

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… I was literally enjoying a wonderful, summer wine. It’s deep blush color is not only appealing, the fruity notes make this wine one to relish. It is not too sweet like you may think, just dry enough. I traditionally do not favor whites or rosés out of New Zealand, so I was pleasantly surprised…

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When you think of a special wine, what do you think of? For me, there is something drawing about a Vinter’s Reserve, because the winemaker has given that specific bottle their stamp of special approval. Sometimes there seems no reason or story to parallel the title, at least that you’ll ever hear. In other less common cases, there is… The heart of…

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Desert winds & lack-there-of humidity made for summer-like conditions today. Just the right climate for beach-side strolling & a cool libation, if I do say so! I decided 84 degrees was perfectly parch-inducing for some sangria. Farmer’s Market fruits and CA red wine make for a twist on this Spanish favorite, which I can’t help but want every now and again. I…

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