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2010 Andis Grenache – Review

By Duane Pemberton Winery website: http://www.andiswines.com The Amador County region of California has the elevation to produce some very nice wines, however, some of its crazy-intense heat can make managing brix levels a challenge. This little bottle of Grenache is quite tasty and exhibits many of the nicer characteristics of the varietal while keeping the […]

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2009 Crystal Basin Cellars Grenache – Review

By Duane Pemberton Winery website: http://www.crystalbasin.com/ The folks of El Dorado County have been keeping a pretty closely guarded secret – they produce very food-friendly wine thanks in part to the higher elevation many of its vineyards are at. Crystal Basin Cellars is one of the producers in that region that do a good job […]

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Flying high with 4-way Highflyer action

Highflyer wines is an effort by Somerston wine company to showcase various vineyards in their region and bring out the best of each site. It’s headed up by winemaker, Craig Becker and David Zurowski who heads up the marketing – both are industry veterans in their own right. 2009 Grenache Blanc: W.E.P. Rating:  90% Technical […]

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Crystal Basin Cellars – Classic Rhone

Many wine drinkers only tend to think of areas like Napa, Sonoma and even Paso Robles as the only good wine regions of California. There’s no doubt that great wines do come from those regions, however, there’s a particular one that you should be aware of – the El Dorado Wine Region. Its higher altitude […]

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2006 Ventana Vineyards Rubystone

Winery website: www.ventanawines.com Based in the Montery California area, Ventana Vineyards has been producing wine in that region for decades – their know-how when it comes to producing top-quality wines from top fruit have garnered wide accliam from wine lovers and the wine media-folk.  They produce a wide variety of wines from whites to reds – […]

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