Cellar Notes

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Harney Lane Wine for the Holidays and Everyday

I’m willing to bet that you closely associate Zinfandel with the Lodi wine region. Many wine drinkers do. But, you might not associate Chardonnay with Lodi. We’ve only tasted a few Lodi Chardonnays, but recently we had the opportunity to taste the new release Chardonnay from Harney Lane Winery & Vineyards along with their Old Vine Zinfandel sourced from the […]

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Sipping Wines from Domaine Bousquet

Today’s tasting note takes us to Argentina’s Mendoza wine region and more specifically to Tupungato within the Uco Valley. We are sipping wines from Domaine Bousquet’s Premium Range of wines and all are made using organic grapes. We received these wines as tasting samples. I still remember my first taste of Domaine Bousquet wines. It was their Gaia range of […]

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It’s Fall and We’re Still Grilling

Grilling in the fall takes on a very different feel than in summer, even in California. Gone are long, leisurely and warm evenings. This time of year sunset comes quickly and a sweater may be required when tending the grill. And a head lamp. No matter, we still occasionally pull out the grill and when we do we need wine […]

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Chalk Hill Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

I’m a white wine drinker regardless of the season. This time of year I begin adding red wines into the rotation, but my preference is always for white wines. So, needless to say, I was happy to receive a tasting sample of Chalk Hill Sonoma Coast Chardonnay to share with you. Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards is a 1300-acre property that […]

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Alpine Wines from Peter Zemmer

If you are a curious wine drinker who is willing to challenge assumptions made about certain varietal wines and curious about lesser-know wine regions, then we have two interesting wines from Peter Zemmer for your consideration. We have tasted prior vintages of one of these wines, the other is new to us. We received both as tasting samples. Alto Adige […]

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Sipping Left Coast Wine

It has been two years since I last tasted a wine from Left Coast Estate. That experience, part of a Live Wine Blogging session held at the Wine Bloggers Conference in Lodi, was hectic and rushed. This second opportunity to taste a collection of Left Coast wines, which we received as tasting samples, was relaxed and focused — just the […]