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2007 Creekside Reserve Sauvignon Blanc

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We opened a very fine bottle of 2007 Creekside Reserve Sauvignon Blanc this evening. Acidity is still firm, balancing a rich palate of honey and herbs, with vanilla and a…

Highlights from a tasting of Pahlmeyer wines

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I had my first opportunity to taste a variety of Pahlmeyer wines in November. Pahlmeyer is a Napa producer that fits squarely in the ultra-luxury California idiom: technically fine-tuned wines…

Chateau Palmer retrospective tasting

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It was a rare treat to be able to taste some back vintages of Chateau Palmer this past November. Chateau Palmer is one of the most highly regarded Troisièmes Crus…

Selected wine notes for November 2014

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International interest in the red wines of Umbria has been growing, largely due to the rising profile of its indigenous grape Sagrantino. The limited plantings of this highly tannic grape…