January 2010

Don’t Afraid of the Zork!

photo of multicolored Zork wine closures. A wine fastener billed to be

If you happen to see a bottle with a Zork™ closure, don’t pass up the wine, make a pass for it.  Wine Harlots love new technology that works.  And this works brilliantly.  It’s a plastic closure with a peel off band that even a Wine Harlot can open with ease.  Zork has several cheeky videos […]

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Keyways Rousanne Estate Reserve 2008

“The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.”  — George Eliot This wine is a golden moment.  Glorious fragrant aroma of figs, tropical fruit and honey.  With a mouth of zippy […]

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Luna Pinot Grigio 2007

“When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical may be madness. To surrender dreams, this may be madness. To seek treasures where there is only trash…Too much sanity may be madness, and maddest of all is to see life as it is and not as it should be.”  […]

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McNab Ridge Petite Sirah 2006

bottle shot of McNab Ridge mendocino county petite sirah

“Simplicity is complexity resolved.”  — Constantin Brancusi The color is intense purple with ruby edges.  The nose has an unusual, intriguing (and not unpleasant) meaty-sweet nose.  It has rich blackberry flavors with subtle peppery tones with a whisper of vanilla.  A lot of fruit, but balanced.  Smooth.  We want to say “nice” but that word […]

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Vina Robles Red4 2007

“The whole is more than the sum of its parts.”  —  Aristotle Vina Robles Red4 is a tasty quaff, truly the whole is better than its parts.  The wine is an appealing garnet color with lush flavors of bing cherries, blackberries and cassis, with a supple backbone of toast and vanilla.  It’s a great wine […]

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Yorkville Cellars Malbec 2007

“If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”  —  Jim Rohn Yorkville Cellars Malbec 2007 is an unusual wine, as there are very few malbecs grown in California.  Wine Harlots think it’s unusually delicious too.  It’s a dense ruby color, with great viscosity.  The wine is intensely […]

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Mendocino Farms Redvine Series 2005

“Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment.” — R. Buckminster Fuller Wine Harlots believe in living your values.  Believe in sustainable agriculture, organic, biodynamic?  Then we have a wine for you.  Mendocino Farms Redvine Series 2005 is all three and […]

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Sierra Madre Vineyard Pinot Noir 2007

“There is no gladness without wine.” — The Babylonian Talmud “Great wines defy description,” says Sierra Madre winemaker Steve Rasmussen.  Which is a great out for me since the Sierra Madre Vineyard Pinot Noir is so amazing I’m gobsmacked into silence.  Which, if you know me, is rare.  My tasting notes are a random mess; […]

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Bacchus

Bring me wine, but wine which never grew In the belly of the grape, Or grew on vine whose tap-roots, reaching through Under the Andes to the Cape, Suffer no savor of the earth to scape. Let its grapes the morn salute From a nocturnal root, Which feels the acrid juice Of Styx and Erebus; […]

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Cono Sur Pinot Noir 2008

“Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.”  — Albert Schweitzer Cono Sur Pinot Noir 2008 doesn’t taste like a classic pinot (either old world or new world).  On first pass, I didn’t particularly enjoy it.  It had cherry and cedar notes, and it seemed thin.  On the second day, it was […]

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