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Le Dix de Los Vascos 2009

photograph of a bottle of Domaines Barons de Rothschild Lafite Le Dix de Los Vascos cabernet sauvignon with a wine glass of the red wine

“Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.” ― Paulo Coelho If you’re offered Le Dix de Los Vascos drink the whole bottle and buy a whole case. Los Vascos is the Chilean property of the […]

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Archery Summit Premier Cuvée Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2010

Archery Summit Premier Cuvée Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2010  “The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.” -- Henry Miller

“The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.” — Henry Miller Mysterious, magnificent, delicious and delectable are all words that are apt to describe the Archery Summit Premier Cuvée Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2010. Give the wine a half-hour […]

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Montes Purple Angel Carmenère 2008

label from the Montes Purple Angel carmenere from the colchagua valley chile

“I confess without shame that I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded, who cry aloud for more blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell.” — General William Tecumseh Sherman This Montes Purple Angel has a special […]

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Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve Chardonnay 2010

wine bottle shot of the inaugural bottling of Dundee Hills Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve Chardonnay

“There has always been elegance to the application of excellence.” — Richard Diaz Elegance is always the watchword at Domaine Serene. With the debut of Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve Chardonnay, the standard of excellence continues. The chardonnay is pale gold, with vibrant pear flavors with a whisper of minerality and a kiss of lemon, the […]

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Sandeman Tawny 10 Year Old Port

photograph of a bottle of Sandeman Tawny 10 Port with a glass of amber port and a slice of chocolate caramel Snickers Cake

“The experience of this sweet life.” “L’esperienza de questa dolce vita.” — Dante Alighieri What wine to pair with dessert? It’s always a bit of a challenge, as most wines don’t have the residual sugar content to stand up to the sweetness. Wine Harlots go to is Sandeman Tawny Ten Year Old Porto, with it’s […]

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Mer Soleil Silver Unoaked Chardonnay 2009

bottle shot of Wagner Family of WInes Mer Soeil Silver Chardonnay packed in a grey ceramic bottle with a backdrop of a stone wall

“Being naked approaches being revolutionary; going barefoot is mere populism.” — John Updike “Facts which at first seem improbable will, even on scant explanation, drop the cloak which has hidden them and stand forth in naked and simple beauty.” — Galileo Galilei Naked? On the rocks? If that’s how you like it, Mer Soleil Silver […]

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Belle Glos Pinot Noir Las Alturas Vineyard 2009

photograph of a bottle shot of Belle Glos Pinot Noir Las Alturas Vineyard from the Wagner Family Vineyards. The bottle is dark green with a striking red wax capsule covering the neck and the shoulders of the bottle. In the foreground there are chocolate covered dried cherries that match the bottle wax.

“Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. It’s where all the fruit is.” – Shirley MacLaine Wine Harlots aren’t going on a limb in recommending Belle Glos Pinot Noir. The wine is a delicious dilemma – a very complex glass, but approachable at the same time. Fruit-forward with deep black cherry and plummy flavors […]

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St. Supéry Élu 2007

bottle shot of Napa Valley's St Supery Elu red wine a meritage blend primarily of cabernet sauvignon. The label has a woman (or an angel) wrapped in a crimson red cloak.

“A man does not have to be an angel in order to be saint.” — Albert Schweitzer You don’t have to be an angel or a saint to enjoy the good works of St. Supéry Élu 2007. The color is a cloak of purple tipped in red with intoxicating aromas of blackberry which follow on […]

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Montes Star Angel Syrah 2007

bottle shot of Chilean winemaker Montes American brand Star Angel syrah the wine bottle is dark with a purple capsule and a white label studded with shooting stars

“Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love.” — Charles Maurice de Talleyrand  Chilean wine giant Montes has a stateside brand Star Angel with grapes sourced from Paso Robles. The Montes Star Angel Syrah 2007 is a powerful wine with a deep ruby hue with flavors and aromas of […]

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Andrew Murray Vineyards Terra Bella Vineyard Syrah 2008

bottle shot of the delicious Andrew Murray Vineyards Terra Bella Vineyard Syrah 2008 from Paso Robles on the Central Coast of California

“Revelation can be more perilous than Revolution.” — Vladimir Nabokov “A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery.” — Mao Tse-Tung “We have two American flags always: one for the rich and one for the poor. When the rich fly it means that things are […]

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