**UPDATE** Tasting Notes

Latest entries include two superb New York State rieslings, a beautiful rosé from the south of France, and four special reds from Italy, California, and the Basque Country. Cheers! WHITE 7/10/12  2009 Ravines Dry Riesling Argetsinger Vineyard, Finger Lakes (12.5% abv., $29.95, Empire Wines NYS): A pale green-gold wine with a clean nose filled with mint, apples, […]

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2009 Patz & Hall Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

RED 4/14/12 2009 Patz & Hall Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir (14.5% abv., $45, Farmstead Cheese and Wine): A brilliant garnet core, with aromas of cherry, strawberry, and raspberry, and hints of sweet spice; just a touch of oak. More savory in the glass, with a soft body and flavors of herbs and damp earth. This is […]

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2010 La Crema Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

RED 4/1/12  2010 La Crema Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast (13.8% abv., $19, Safeway): Garnet all the way from core to rim, with rich berry aromas and hints of tea. Luscious mouthfeel and nice balance with fruit and acids, light tannins. Medium length finish. Conclusion: Solid performer, year in, year out. I prefer my PNs a […]

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