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Bodegas Ego “Goru Gold” Red, Jumilla 1881 Napa 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Oliviero Toscani “OT” Toscana Firriato “Chiaramonte” Nero d’Avola, Sicilia Buty Semillon Blend, Columbia Valley Raats “Unwooded” Chenin Blanc …

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If there is a positive spin to 2020, it’s that we all have leveled-up our eating and drinking skills. Do you remember back in 2019 when everyone was tweeting about Dry January? People were so silly in the before times. This year, we are going to focus on situation-appropriate wines.

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Frank Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley This vintage is limited and extraordinary: they only produced about half the usual volume due to the 2017 fires near the winery: dark fruit …

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J Wilkes Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley This exemplifies the ever-evolving style of Central Coast Chardonnay. A deft balance of vibrant white fruit with decadent hazelnut creaminess. Apricot, cardamom, sea breeze, and …

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Hope Estate 2015 “The Ripper” Shiraz Hailing from Western Australia will give you the drunken power of seven wombats. Eh. Actually, this is a white-pepper-driven beauty with clear notes of cedar …

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Bodegas Gormaz Ribera del Duero Crianza With Rioja, the region of Ribero Del Duero produces some of the world’s best tempranillo-based wines. This is a spectacular value for this quality. Full-bodied with …

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Cuatro Rayas “Nocturna” Rueda Classic verdejo from northwest Spain. Aromas of tulip and guava are enticing, but it’s the crunchy acid and orange-fennel flavors that make this a winner. If you’re …

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Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley A classic style of Napa Cabernet. I really love the cardamom, black olive, and eucalyptus notes here. Medium-bodied and restrained, this works very well with grilled …

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  ‌ Ulysses Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley This may seem like a lot of cash for a bottle of wine (and it is) but consider that it’s from the guy behind …

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‌ Columbia Crest “Walter Clore Private Reserve” Red Columbia Valley This is a monster Merlot with a margin of Cabernet Sauvignon in the mix. Smoked chocolate and Dwayne Johnson-level muscularity.  The …

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Cloudlift Cellars “Halcyon” Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley The gritty backbone of tannins with a whiff of burnt sage and cedar. Plump red fruit flavors take a backseat to eucalyptus. There is …

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