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Wine of the Week  

Wine of the Week – The End of an Era

Henri Bourgeois Petit Bourgeois Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Game of Thrones Wine – Who Knew?

Chehalem Three Vineyard Pinot Gris 2016

Bodegas Muga Reserva Selección Especial – Vertical (Well Almost)

Cart Before the Horse

Rombauer Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Pair of Ducks

Better Red Than Dead

Slacker Wines 'Pink' Rosé of Grenache, Paso Robles 2017

José Pariente Verdejo 2018

Clos du Val Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

75 Wine Company Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Three Sticks "Russian River Valley" Pinot Noir 2017

Three Sticks Sonoma Coast "Price Family Estates" Pinot Noir 2017

Not Gonna Do It!

Three Sticks Sonoma Mountain "One Sky" Chardonnay 2017

Three Sticks Sonoma Coast "Gap's Crown" Chardonnay 2017

Three Sticks Sonoma Coast "Origin" Chardonnay 2017

Attems Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Lemon Heaven

A (Rhone) River Runs Through It

Super Tuscan - Super Wine

Terredora Di Paolo Irpinia Coda di Volpe Le Starse 2017

Adaptation Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

The Other White Wine

Blueberry Pancakes - YUM!

Quivira Sauvignon Blanc Dry Creek Valley 2017

Wine of the Week - Encore Edition

ZD Chardonnay California 2016

Egly-Ouriet “Les Vignes De Vrigny” Premier Cru NV

Rombauer Zinfandel California 2016

Stewart Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon "Nomad" 2012

Let Them Drink Pinot

Lucien Crochet Sancerre 2015

"Come Quickly, I Am Tasting the Stars!" - Dom Pérignon

This One Just Couldn't Wait!

If At First You Don't Succeed, Try, Try Again

Karma, Good Luck or Dumb Luck?

That's My Story And I'm Sticking To It

Neyers Vineyards Sage Canyon Red 2015

Chicken or the Egg?

Wine of the Week – My Version of Two Buck Chuck

Stop the Presses - Wait, I've Done That Before - Oh, Déjà vu!! Baca Cat’s Cradle Rockpile Zin 2016

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Manus Dei de Sixtine 2015

84 Albarino 2017

Lutum Gap Crown Chardonnay 2016

Martinelli Giuseppe & Luisa Zinfandel 2016

Vietti Barbera d'Alba Tre Vigne 2016

San Felice Chianti Classico 2016

Feudi di San Gregorio Greco di Tufo 2015

Domaine Amiot Guy et Fils Bourgogne Chardonnay, Burgundy 2015

Bodegas Naia Verdejo 2017

Canoe Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Horse Heaven Hills The Expedition 2016

Montes Purple Angel 2014

Henri Bourgeois Sancerre La Côte des Monts Damnés 2015

Bodega Colome Estate Malbec 2015

Emile Beyer Pinot Blanc Tradition 2016

Quilt Chardonnay 2015

Faust Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Chateau Chanteloiseau Cuvee Jean Jules Graves 2015

Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio 2017


Three Sticks PFV Pinot Noir 2016

Substance Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

StoneStreet Estate Vineyards

Forman Vineyards

Accendo Cellars

Domaine LaFage Miraflors Rose 2017

Wine of the Week - Times 10

Ramey Platt Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2013

Walter Hansel Chardonnay Cuvee Alyce 2014

Domaine LaFage Bastide Miraflors 2015

Domaine LaFage Tessellae Old Vine GSM 2015

CV.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) Rioja Cune Gran Reserva 2010

Loveblock Estate Malborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Louis Martini Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2015

Kumeu River Hunting Hill Chardonnay 2015

Paraduxx Proprietary Napa Valley Red Blend 2013

Turley Zinfandel Juvenile 2015

Quinta do Ameal Vinho Verde Loureiro 2015

Thar She Blows - Tenuta di Fessina Erse 2015 &  Mastroberardino Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Rosso 2016

Merry Edwards 2015 Sauvignon Blanc

Delas Ventoux 2015

Hidden Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon 55% Slope 2013

L'Ecole No. 41 Semillon 2015

Matua Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Egly Ouriet les Vignes de Vrigny NV

Bodegas Avancia Godello 2015

Anne Amie Cuvee A Midnight Saignee Rose 2016

19 Crimes Cabernet Sauvignon

Spring Valley 2012 Frederick

Chateau St. Cosme 2015 Gigondas

Brewer Clifton 2012 Chardonnay Acin

Peter Zemmer 2016 Pinot Grigio Alto Adige - Sudtirol

2014 Daou Soul of a Lion

Daou 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles

Auntsfield Single Vineyard 2016 Sauvignon Blanc

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

Alessandro Rivetto Barolo 2013

Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Motosoli 2012

J. J. Prum 2015 Riesling Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett

La Rioja Alta 904 Gran Reserva 2005

Bodegas Palacios Remondo Rioja La Montesa Crianza 2013

Thienot NV Brut Champagne

Churton Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Le G of Chateau Guiraud 2015

Venge Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Silenciuex 2015

Melville Inox Clone 76 Estate Chardonnay 2014

Adaptation Petite Sirah 2013 Napa Valley

Wairau River Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough, N.Z. 2016

Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino 2012

Whispering Angel Rose 2016

Favia Suzie Viognier 2013

Dm de la Mordoree Tavel Rose la Dame Rouse 2016

Bedrock Zinfandel Esola 2015

Forge Cellar 2014 Riesling Classique

JL Chave Mon Coeur 2015

DuMol Chardonnay Chloe 2014

Crossbarn Napa Valley Cabernet 2013

Ken Forrester Old Vine Chenin Blnac 2015

Produttore del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2012

Ghiomo Arneis Inprimis 2014

Ch St Michelle Cabernet 2013 Canoe Ridge

Hartford Four Hearts Chardonnay 2015

JJ Prum Riesling WS 2014

Caymus Cabernet Special Select 2008

Bayten Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Nino Franco Prosecco

Casa Costillo Monastrell 2014

Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas Blanc 2015

Dry Creek Cabernet 2013

Altamura Cabernet 2013

Fournier Pere & Fils 2015 Sancerre Les Belles Vignes

Roederer Estate Anderson Valley NV Brut

Siduri Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2015

Neyers Left Bank Red 2014

Jean Marc Brocard Chablis Sainte Claire 2014

Abreu Cabernet Sauvignon Madrona Ranch 2012

Obsidian Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Clos Saint Jean Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 2015

Cune Rioja Gran Reserva 2010

Rafael Palacios Godello Louro 2015


Blog Posts

Hidden Ridge 55% Slope Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

So, Have You Ever Been Disappointed?

Game of Thrones - I'm Late to the Party

Ahhh...Back to Normal

Takin' a Break??

But Wait!!

Some Days I Just Feel Like I'm "Preaching to the Choir"

National Rosé Day

I Woke Up This Morning


I'll Take Two

What Wine?

Sibling Rivalry - In Wine?


What's Your New Year's Resolution?


Merry Christmas

My Reputation Is In Jeopardy

Oh, the Horror and Humiliation

Oh, the Horror and Humiliation

Don't You Just Love Vacations?

It's the Holidays!

Congratulations on Wine of the Year

That Time of Year, Again!

Breaking My Rules

Saluting All Veterans!

"I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore!" NAH!!

Meatloaf - Not the Singer

When Worlds Collide

How Much Was That Wine?

Your Friday Night Wine

Home Run vs Solid Hit

Grgich Video

Wine In a Can - OR - As I Call It WIIC

Happy Labor Day

My First Book Review!

Is Life Too Short To Drink Bad Wine?

A Shot In The Arm . . . For Wine

Radioactive Wine ☢

More French......Plus Francais

Corliss Dinner

New Stuff

Recycled Wine

Is "Special" Really "Special"

Almost Like Home

Christos Anesti - Alithos Anesti

The Shape of Water

Happy Valentine's Day

Umpqua. Ever heard of it?

Happy New Year 2018

Wine Tasting Withdrawal

My Dismal Average Is Not In Jeopardy

Ten Down and Ninety To Go

It's That Time of Year Again

Saluting All Veterans!

A Time For Reflection

Two Things the Navy Taught Me - Almost

And the Answer Is

Breaking News

To Do List

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

I'm Branded

Blinded by Wine

We Will Never Forget

End of an Era

Wine Cellar Reorg

Close Encounters (Not of the Third Kind)


Terrior or not Terrior

Wine and … Music

Happy New Year

That Special Wine


Wine, the Great Equalizer

What's Even Older is Even Newer

What's Old is New

A Sad Day

200 Point Wine

I Just Had to Have

Are we a Prisoner to Our Wine

Innovation or Stagnation

Memorable Whites

Snake Oil or Passionate Salesman

Swril, Smell, Sip --- Spit?

Teleportation - Beam Me Aboard

Passion - Do I have Your Attention

Please Pass the Egg Fermentor

Valentine's Day

Just One of Those Days

Gone but Not Forgotten - the Next Big Wine

My Favorite Wine (Staglin)

Oh, Oh Opus

A Strange New World

Man Date 101

Woman & Wine, Not Necessarily in the Order

Toto, I've a Feeling We're Not in Napa Anymore

So Much Wine So Little Time

To Celebrate or Not to Celebrate

Great Music, Great Friends and Great Wine

I have the Greatest Customers

Score Whore or Valuable Tool

What a Difference a Day Makes

Or Is It?

The Beginning