Monthly Archives: October 2011

Screw It or Cork It?

I have noticed that bottles with screw caps don’t sell as well in the store than those with corks.  I think that in many people’s mind there is still an association of screw tops with lower quality wine.  However, this … Continue reading

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Grapefruit White Cosmopolitan

I had this wonderful cocktail at Nine on Ninth and the bartender was nice enough to give me the recipe:   Grapefruit White Cosmopolitan   Absolute Ruby Red       1 ½ oz. Lime                 … Continue reading

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Starmont Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

$17.99 Napa, California PLCB Code #32234 Supple, graceful and layered, with ripe plum and black cherry fruit that’ medium– to full-bodied.  Complex, if on a modest scale, ending with spicy berry flavors.  Drink now through 2016.-JL 87 Points Wine Spectator … Continue reading

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St. Francis Zinfandel Pagani Ranch 2007

$17.99 Sonoma, California Chairman’s Selection #32226 In 2007, we waited for the Brix to reach the ideal 25.5.  After the fruit was brought to the winery our winemaking team placed it in our special reserve tanks for fermentation. Twenty days … Continue reading

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Housley’s Century Oak Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

$14.99 Lodi, California Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code#32254   Medium red color.  Black cherry and cassis fruit, ripe to jammy with moderate tannin and good finish.  Good value. 90 Bob’s Bulletin   

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Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay Russian River Ranches 2009

$19.99 Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California PLCB Code #6670 Intense, fresh and vibrant, with a core of citrus-laced green apple, melon and grapefruit. Full-bodied, with a long, clean finish. Drink now through 2015. 182,167 cases made. –JL 87 Points Wine Spectator … Continue reading

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Chateau d’Or et de Gueules Cuvee Trassegum 2009

$14.99                      Costieres de Nimes, Languedoc, France Chairman’s Selection                                   PLCB Code #32221 the 2009 Costieres de Nimes Trassegum is made from old vine, barrel-aged Carignan, Syrah, and cement-aged Grenache. It is a potentially outstanding, elegant wine with lots of blue, … Continue reading

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Sharp’s Hill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve 2006

$16.99 Paso Robles , California Chairman’s Selection PLCB Code# 32266   I can’t find any other professional reviews. Purple colored .  Ripe, moderate jammy blackberry and blueberry fruit.  A little tannic but otherwise well-balanced.  A little better the next day, … Continue reading

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Chateau du Bousquet 2006

$15.99 Cote de Bourg, Bordeaux, France            PLCB Code# 32245 Rich and ripe aromas of crushed berries, earth and Indian spices. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a clean, fresh finish. Very refined and clean wine. Best from 2010 through … Continue reading

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