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Vineyards Going Up in (Pot) Smoke?

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Vineyards Going Up in (Pot) Smoke?

  (Wine Industry Advisor) Will Marijuana Be the Next Great Wine Industry Disrupter? The biggest disruption to the American wine industry was Prohibition, which shut down some eighty percent of existing…

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Senorio de Los Baldios 2009 Ribera del Duero Crianza

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Senorio de Los Baldios 2009 Ribera del Duero Crianza

A modern style of Rioja that pushes the classic marriage of tempranillo and oak into a more risque  space.  Lush and full bodied sporting flavors of  melted chocolate and vanilla…

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Puramun 2012 “Reserva” Malbec, Valle de Uco

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Puramun  2012 “Reserva”  Malbec, Valle de Uco

Puramun is a new project by Jose Galante, one of the finest winemakers in Argentina. He was the man behind Catena Zapata from the 1970’s until a few years ago.…

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Antonin Rodet 2010 Clos de Thorey 1er Cru

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Antonin Rodet 2010 Clos de Thorey 1er Cru

Thorey is a Rodet monopole in  Nuits Saint Georges, and one of their best bottlings. For the serious lover of Pinot Noir, this is a dramatic bottle of Premier Cru Burgundy…

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Altocedro 2012 Malbec Reserva

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Altocedro 2012 Malbec Reserva

A bold, full bodied wine with lots of complexity. Aromas of smoky oak, vanilla, cola, black cherry, and spice. The palate pushes into mocha and cinnamon territory with a draping…

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Twelftree Wines 2011 Grenache/Mataro

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Twelftree Wines 2011 Grenache/Mataro

This is a side project for Michael Twelftree, the owner of Australia’s Two Hands Winery, and a fantastic find in the PLCB system. The wine is sourced from two old…

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Cune 2009 Rioja Gran Reserva

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Cune 2009 Rioja Gran Reserva

The wines of C.V.N.E. (or Cune) will always have a warm place in my heart. They are classical Rioja, and their Gran Reserva stands the test of time.  If you…

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Coppo 2010 “Camp du Rouss” Barbera d’Asti

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Coppo  2010 “Camp du Rouss” Barbera d’Asti

From the Piedmonte region of Italy. The guy who owns this vineyard is a ginger, which is where the name “Camp du Rouss” comes from. In Piedmontese, “camp” means vineyard and…

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Maculan 2011 “Palazzotto” Cabernet Sauvignon

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Maculan  2011 “Palazzotto” Cabernet Sauvignon

If Napa Cab is your cup of tea, this isn’t your cup of tea. This is Cabernet Sauvignon for Pinot Noir lovers.  The 2011 is especially delightful, thanks to a…

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Ego Bodegas 2011 “Fuerza” Jumilla

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Ego Bodegas 2011 “Fuerza” Jumilla

Saying a Jumilla wine is tannic and muscular is like saying Donald Trump is brash: it is taken for granted. It’s what else is in the bottle that counts. The…

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