Cellar Notes

Notes about the wines we have tried recently.

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Sullivan Rutherford Estate 2017 Coeur de Vigne

Today we’re sipping a delightful Cabernet Sauvignon blend that hails from Napa Valley’s Rutherford sub-AVA. We received this wine as a tasting sample and it provided us the opportunity to sip delicious wine and take a brief look at the region’s history. I never know where a wine I taste is going to take me. In the case of Coeur […]

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New Releases From Napa’s Flora Springs: Trilogy and Cabernet Sauvignon

Today we are sipping red wines from Napa Valley made by Flora Springs. Both wines are a celebration of quality winemaking, Cabernet Sauvignon and family. We received both wines as tasting samples. From the very beginning Flora Springs has been a family operation. Flora and Jerry Komes purchased the abandoned winery, originally built between 1885 and 1900 at the foot […]

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Corvezzo Prosecco: Organic Prosecco Grown And Made Near Treviso

This has turned out to be Prosecco Week on Pull That Cork. It’s an unofficial designation, but this week has been filled with delicious Prosecco that has been perfect for springtime sipping. We’re ending the week, and Earth Month, by sipping and sharing organic Corvezzo Prosecco, which we received as tasting samples. Giovanni Corvezzo is the third generation to lead […]

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Getting to Know Ca’ di Prata Prosecco

Today we’re tasting three variations of Prosecco from Ca’ di Prata. Included in the group is a Brut Prosecco DOC, Extra Dry Prosecco Rose DOC and Extra Dry Prosecco Valdobbiadene Superiore DOCG. We received all three wines as tasting samples. The qualities I enjoy most about Prosecco are its bubbles, relatively low alcohol and fruit flavors. Affordability is another attractive […]

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Veramonte Organic Wines For Earth Day And Everyday

Today we’re sipping two wines from Chilean producer Veramonte that are made with organic grapes. These wines are an exceptional value, widely available in the US and perfect sipping as a prelude to Earth Day. We received both wines as tasting samples.  The History of Earth Day I thought it might be fun to look at the history of Earth […]

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SCAIA: Fun Wines That Break the Rules

Are you a rule breaker? Do you like a taste of something a little different in your wine glass once in a while? If so, we have two wines for you to taste. These wines from SCAIA break the blending rules in their region and carry an IGT classification. They are easy sipping and reasonably priced wines; we received both […]

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Sosie Wines Red Blend Cavedale Vineyard: Soaring to New Heights

We enjoy the same kinds of wines at home as we look for when we travel: small-production wines sourced from interesting sites made by dedicated winemakers. We enjoy supporting small wineries, I guess we’re always rooting for the underdog, but also small-production wines are often the most unique and interesting. Sosie Wines fits into this category nicely and we are […]

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Lodi AVA Wines Made By McManis Family Vineyards

Today we’re tasting three red wines made by McManis Family Vineyards. All three are sourced from estate vineyards in the Lodi AVA. We received these wines as tasting samples. The McManis Family farms vineyards in three Lodi sub-AVAs: Borden Ranch, Clements Hills and Jahant. Their vineyard holding also include vineyards in the Clarksburg AVA and the little-known River Junction AVA […]

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UPSHOT Wines: Unique Blends From Rodney Strong Vineyards

Rodney Strong Vineyards is well known in Sonoma County and is a name recognized by many wine enthusiasts. The Russian River Valley winery has grown and matured along with the Sonoma County wine scene. The portfolio of wines made by Rodney Strong Vineyards now includes UPSHOT wines, which includes a white blend and a red blend. We received both wines […]

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Welcome Rosé Season With Diora La Belle Fête Rosé

If national sales figures for rosé wines are and indication, I’m not the only one looking forward to rosé season. The beautiful color of rosé in the glass makes me think of warmer weather and always makes me feel hopeful. We have a few favorite rosés but we are always open to tasting new ones as well. This rosé and […]