The Boneyard Skins 2012

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“The earth is mostly just a boneyard. But pretty in the sunlight.” ― Larry McMurtry The Boneyard Skins is pretty awesome. Indescribable, but awesome. Here’s the tasting notes from the winemaker, “Simply put this is a wine of incredible intellect and excitement. While many people are going to dig this wine it will blow the […]

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Rey Santo Verdejo 2013

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“She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor; “Winter is dead.” ― A.A. Milne When We Were Very Young Raise a glass to surviving winter and welcome the warmth of spring the sunlight of summer. Open a bottle of Rey Santo Verdejo and pour out liquid sunshine. Bright […]

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Acquiesce Belle Blanc 2012

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“There came a time when these two incompatible notions of who I was, well, something had to give. Either that ‘something’ is where you acquiesce to the world around you and you conform, or you sort of defiantly break whatever remaining bonds connect you to that world and create for yourself a different set of […]

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Meli Dry Riesling 2011

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“Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.” ― Mae West Maybe shocked is too strong a word, but surprised for sure. You expect rieslings from Germany or Austria or Alsace, but Chile? And for $13? The Meli Dry Riesling is surprising. And surprisingly delicious. It has notes of gasoline and peaches, and if you’re […]

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Pepperwood Grove The Little Green Box Pinot Grigio

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If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers. — Edgar W. Howe This week starts the annual back-to-school routine in most places, and not a moment too soon, or the insane asylums would be doing brisk business. If your […]

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Borra Vineyards Intuition 2012

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“This time I would choose to err on the side of illogic. I had to trust intuition, and plunge as I had never plunged before, with blind faith.” ― Dean Koontz Wine Harlots have a hunch you’ll enjoy Intuition. Borra Vineyards Intuition, that is. It’s a white blend of the unusual kerner grape as well as riesling […]

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Trimbach Riesling 2010

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“I like the light that comes off metal shutters at siesta time in the summer, having a break from driving in the shops at motorway services, the odour of petrol at petrol stations, rolling down little slopes. I hate it when you tread in a puddle and the water soaks your socks.” — Audrey Tautou […]

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Joseph Drouhin Laforêt Bourgogne Chardonnay 2012

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“Among the delights of Summer were picnics to the woods.” – Georg Brandes Laforêt Bourgogne Chardonnay is a pleasant little wine, perfect for summer picnics to the woods – or the beach or the mountains. The screw-cap makes it easy for dining dining alfresco. The wine is basic, a simple, easy summer wine, with citrus notes […]

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Wente Louis Mel Sauvignon Blanc 2011

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“Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.” ― Robert Fripp Wine Harlots highly recommend the Wente Louis Mel Sauvignon Blanc as your summer porch wine. Priced at $13, it provides a lot of value for your money. The wine is crisp and bright with fresh limes and tropical fruit. The flavors aren’t cloying […]

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Pepi Wines

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 “For the first six months, all she wanted was honest labor, finely crafted novels, and surf.” — Eve Babitz Pepi Wines are for casual wine drinkers in casual situations. If you happen to be deeper on the path of your wine journey, Pepi is not the destination for you. I personally didn’t find there was […]

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