30 June 2013 ~ 0 Comments

New-to-you Region: Carneros

Hi folks, time for a new segment for the blog called “Try something different: new-to-you region” I realize that quite a few folks that read this blog or speak to me in person are always looking for recommendations of places to visit when coming into California, but maybe aren’t able to sync up with me […]

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16 March 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Bucklin Ancient Vines

Bucklin Zinfandel 2008

Remember those wines I bragged about from the ZAP tasting I went to a bit ago? Here’s a quick write of one of the wines that stood out for me. It was a nice opener to what would end up being a very long day. Bucklin Old Hill Ranch Zinfandel¬†2008 Ancient Vines The scoop: ¬†I […]

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10 February 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Acorn & Heritage Vines Deviance

Located in the Russian River Valley, Acorn Winery is a winery worth visiting. I first learned of them at the recent 2012 ZAP Grand Tasting held in San Francisco. This winery was listed as part of the Zin Blends track in my tasting booklet for the event, and it was when I stopped by their […]

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10 February 2012 ~ 0 Comments

ZAP & Starting 2012 Right

ZAP – Zinfandel Advocates & Producers. I fall in with the “Advocates” portion … maybe even more narrow of a focus, I’m a lover of Zin. It’s a wonderful grape, with brightness or deep, dark tones and a mouthfeel from light to viscous, sugary goodness. Zin is happy to be so many things to so […]

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27 January 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Serious Deviation – Sexual Chocolate

When one thinks of the term “sexual chocolate”, one might think of a movie reference, a popular WWE wrestler and heavyweight lifter, or any number of bandmates that have taken on this as their nickname. Here, however, we’ve stumbled across a new meaning for the term – a term relating to wine produced by three […]

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