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ROSEMARY CAKEBREAD¬†OCTOBER 2016 TRADE TASTING @¬†REPUBLIQUE ‚Äď LOS ANGELES Recently I attended a trade tasting of many different wines, most of which were introducing their 2013 red wines, which is quite typical in, early Fall. The harvest is done and the winemakers and owners have more time to market their wine. ¬†The stand out for […]

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2013 Fait Main Teeter Totter Tasting

Last Thursday we had a few wine club members join us for a complimentary, blind tasting of the 2012 and 2013 vintages of Fait Main’s Teeter Totter Cabernet Sauvignon. First a little background on¬†Fait Main, which means “hand made” in French. Fait Main is Benoit Touquette’s own label. ¬†Benoit, makes wine for Realm, Hartwell, Jack […]

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Rhone Varietals

A little bit of a primer on the Rhone for those who aren’t as familiar. ¬†In the¬†Rhone, like all of France, the grapes grown in the area are government controlled or recommended. ¬†The red Rhone varietals are Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvedre, with Syrah predominant in the Northern Rhone and Grenache in the Southern Rhone. We […]

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Hourglass Estate Napa Valley

We recently had the opportunity to meet with¬†Tony Biagi and taste the Hourglass portfolio of wines. ¬†Tony is the (new) Winemaker for Hourglass with 2012 his maiden Hourglass vintage. ¬†But Tony isn’t new to winemaking with over 20 years of Napa Valley experience, including time at Duckhorn and almost¬†10 years making wine for¬†Plumpjack/Cade. Once seated […]

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2007 Larkmead Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Went to the Capital Grille this evening and as usual struggled with which wine to bring to compliment the meal. ¬†After putting a Caymus Special Selection in our wine tote, decided it needed a few more years and opted for a 2007 Larkmead Cabernet.¬†Nothing like an eight year old Napa Valley Cabernet with silky integrated […]

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