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Luna Vineyards 3-way round-up review

By Duane Pemberton Luna Vineyards is a staple Napa area winery that has built itself a strong reputation for releasing wines that are true to varietal character and sticks with only a few different grapes – perhaps it’s most well known for its sangiovese. Luna has developed a loyal fan base of wine drinkers not […]

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Salvestrin 3-way Round-up – Review

Nose: Rose hips, vanilla bean, slight hint of cantelope and maple syrup, grilled peaches and apple skin with home-made whip-cream. Taste: cream-covered peaches and melon that have been drizzled with maple syrup with afternotes of the typical “sauv-grass” (as I like to call it) but it’s really kept in check by the creaminess. This is […]

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Posted in Cabernet Sauvignon, California Wines, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Reviews, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc0 Comments

2004 Brutocao Quadriga Hopland Ranches

I must admit, this is my first experience with a wine which features both barbera and Dolcetto grapes – so far I’m really enjoying what it offers. Straight from the heart of Italy, comes this small, family winery with a big heart and a huge passion for producing wines which reflect the owner’s homeland, Brutocao Cellars – based in Hopland California […]

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Posted in California Wines, Dolcetto, Primitivo, Reviews, Sangiovese2 Comments